Raise S Your Voices by Laura Zolman Kirk
by Briana Brough
ince its founding 13 seasons ago, the Durham Children’s Choir has instructed hundreds of area singers and performs sacred and secular songs annually at events like Durham Community Martin Luther King Jr. Steering Committee’s Unity March and Rally at First Presbyterian Church (pictured here) as well as Duke Chapel’s Blessing of the Animals and Christmas Eve services. The choir has traveled across North Carolina and the world, too. “The Durham Children’s Choir was established to bring young people together in the community,” says artistic director Dena Byers, who has been with the group since its inception.