"Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs provides a premier musical experience for young singers through quality music education, diverse choral literature, and engaging community partnerships."
The Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs (ACYC) is an award winning Twin Cities' children’s choir program dedicated to providing high quality choral music education with excellence in performance. ACYC's four conductors are professional music educators and artists who nurture and challenge the 275 boy and girl singers in grades 2 - 12. Young singers come from across the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area to weekly rehearsals at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. The choirs perform free concerts annually at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and the Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul.
Angelica Cantanti is one of the finest community youth choral programs in the Upper Midwest. It provides a comprehensive musical experience for young people ages 7-18 and is one of the rich musical treasures of the Twin Cities. Characteristic from the youngest to the oldest singer is an attention to beautiful, healthy and expressive singing with the desire to communicate a transforming message to the listener. The artistic staff understands the nature of the young and evolving adolescent singer, challenging them with a global repertoire drawn from the finest music of the classical, folk, and world music genres. Indeed the artistry of these young singers is impressive as they are nurtured through their choral singing as whole people in body, mind, spirit and voice!
-Dr. Anton Armstrong
Conductor, The St. Olaf Choir