Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble

Lauren Hatter Barnhill, Artistic Director
Toni Sheffer, Piano

Choral training for treble singers (unchanged voices), 6th grade and up.

A great way to spend Wednesday afternoons! Meet new people, learn new songs, and travel to new places. Plus, sing a diverse collection of music from multiple countries in various languages. Styles also include Pop, Broadway, Jazz, and Folk. This choir has a rich tradition in choral music and performs in the community as well as across the state and nation.

Please call (859) 341-8555 for appointment.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Tuition:    $190 per semester per student.
Duration: 2 semesters per year, Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.
Spring 2018: January 10 - April 28

Registration information can be found on our Registration page.



  • North Texas International Choir Festival: June 20-24, 2018 in Dallas, TX
    Under the baton of Dr. Lynne Gackle
  • Winter Concert: Saturday, Dec 2, 2017, 1:00 pm
    Cathedral Basilica, Covington
    Campbell County High School Chorale,
    Dixie Heights High School Treble Choir, and
    Boone County Chamber Choir
  • Spring Concert: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4:00 pm
  • Past events include:
    • Ken Lucas' retirement dinner.
    • Rosemary Clooney's Homecoming for KET.
    • Performance with the Canadian Brass at the Aronoff.
    • Singing the national anthem at a Red's baseball game.
    • Being the on-stage children's choir for the Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, performed with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra at the Taft Theatre.
    • Performing as a guest group for CarolFest in Music Hall.
    • Featured performers at the Kentucky Music Educator's Conference in Louisville on several occasions.
    • Featured performer at Governor Ernie Fletcher's inauguration.
    • Taping for TV's Mickey's 100th birthday celebration shown on Christmas Day.
    • Hosted at National Children's Choir Festival at Carnegie Hall in 1998 and 2002; returned as a participant in 2014.
  • Past tours to Nashville, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Champagne, Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto CA, Windsor CA, Detroit, New York City, Orlando, Washington D.C., and San Antonio.


  • Nashville Worldstrides Onstage Competition
    • Rating: Gold
    • Adjudicator’s Award for scores above 95
    • Outstanding Choral Ensemble of the competition (all other choral ensembles were high schoolers)

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555