St. John All-Island Children’s Choir to Perform on Wednesday, Nov. 13

2nd grade girls of the St. John All-Island Children’s Choir get the giggles. (Photo by William Stelzer)

The St. John All-Island Children’s Choir will be performing for the public at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Julius E. Sprauve School. This session’s choir is made up of 140 children from grades 3-5 who attend the Julius E. Sprauve School, the Gifft Hill School and the St. John Christian Academy or are home-schooled students.

“For these children, choir is a place to experience connection with their island peers, to sing and play together, and to create something inspiring, beautiful, and hopeful for themselves and their audience,” said Kristen Carmichael-Bowers, choir director.

The St. John All-Island Children’s Choir — 3rd grade boys (Photo by William Stelzer)

Carmichael-Bowers, the director of the non-profit organization Sing St. John, founded the choir three years ago. In addition to bringing a music program directly into the island’s schools, it also allows the children to come together as one, crossing socio-economic and cultural barriers.

In keeping with the mission, the children sing songs from around the world. For this concert, they will perform music from South Africa, The Bahamas, Australia, Mexico, Kenya and the African-American tradition.

Seating is limited, so come early to be sure of getting a seat. And definitely don’t come late. The program is scheduled to last one-half hour.

St. John All-Island Children’s Choir is funded in part by Dana and Martha Robes, St. John Community Foundation, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, VI Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts, VI Lottery, Seven Seas Water, Divi Carina and Tree Limin’ Extreme.

For further information or to volunteer with the organization, send an email to or call (802) 380-0761.