Southern California Children's Chorus — Lori Loftus, founding director

The Southern California Children’s Chorus was founded in 1996 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is “enhancing children’s lives through distinguished choral music education and world-class performance.”  SCCC currently serves nearly 300 children, ages 5 through 20. Through a program stressing musical aptitude, teamwork, discipline, self-confidence and personal growth, SCCC strives to develop the entire character of its young singers.

A recipient of 3 Emmy awards, SCCC has gained international acclaim for the quality of its music education program.  Our choruses are featured frequently at Orange County's Segerstrom Hall and have thrilled audiences at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Westminster Abbey and the White House.  In addition, SCCC has contributed singers for Touchstone and MGM films, television productions and commercials, orchestral, adult choral, and opera productions, rock music recordings, and many Disney events, both televised and live.  Its Emmy-winning performances include a collaboration with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith in a stirring rendition of "Dream On" for ESPN's E:60 special, "Boston Strong," as well as a live performance of “What a Wonderful World” with Esperanza Spalding at the 84th annual Academy Awards.

Our sequential choral program consists of six choirs guided by a highly skilled and experienced faculty.  SCCC is tuition-based and is dedicated to making its programs available to children from all economic backgrounds, providing scholarships and other forms of assistance to families in need. Striving to make membership as affordable as possible, the SCCC engages in an array of fundraising activities, deriving the significant portion of its budget not covered by tuition from tax-deductible contributions from the community as well as support from grant-making organizations.