The Martin Luther King, Jr. All Children's Choir

The Raleigh based MLK All-Children's Choir was founded by Bruce Lightner and Randy Shepard in December of 1984. It was conceived as a specific way in which the youth of the local community could actively participate in the first national birthday celebration for Dr. King. The Choir has grown steadily and is now widely considered one of the best youth choirs in the nation.

The 130 voice ensemble is made up of children of multi races and creeds, ranging in ages from 5 to 18 years old. One of the major focuses of the Choir is to promote, through experience, the value of positive race relations and to promote recognition and appreciation for all ethic groups. Academic excellence is stressed through peer-group study & one-on-one mentoring. Developing life skills and disciplinary training remains on-going with youth and parents.

The Choir performs over 50 engagements per year all over the nation. For bookings call the Choir's 24 hour Hotline (919) 829-0049 or the King Committee at (919) 834-6264.