The Coshocton Children’s Choir was organized in 1987-1988 as a project of the Coshocton Community Choir. Singing groups such as Ruth Edwards’ Small World Singers and Marj Lilja’s Canal Lassies helped prepare the way for this regional ensemble for youth singers.
Since the choir’s debut at the 1988 spring concerts, they have also participated in other Community Choir concerts and helped host the local visit of The American Boychoir in the spring of 1989. An ensemble from the Children’s Choir sang with the Boychoir at Coshocton concerts in May 1997 and May 1999.
Now in its 25th season, the choir has grown from 33 singers in the original ensemble to approximately 60 youngsters in recent choirs. Singers are in grades four through eight, and come from Coshocton Newcomerstown, Ridgewood, River View, Sacred Heart, Coshocton Christian, Pataskala, Zanesville and several home schools.