Concert Chorale of Nashville was founded in 1998 by
Sherry Hill Kelly
CNN is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and has been committed to performing great choral music with
excellence since its beginning.
The most obvious venue for choral music is in churches, but CCN has also performed at The Parthenon, the historic Belcourt Theater, the Alexander Looby Center and the Renaissance Center in neighboring Dickson. The 2002 Christmas concert, sponsored by the Metro Parks and Recreation Department, drew the largest attendance ever for such an event at The Parthenon. The Chorale has also ventured out of state for concerts in Paducah and Bowling Green, KY. A concert to benefit the W. O. Smith School concluded the 2001-02 season. A joint concert with the Nashville Community Concert Band concluded the 2004-05 season and raised significant funds to benefit Alive Hospice.
Concerts to benefit Room In the Inn have been featured at Christmas time in recent seasons. Significant funds have been raised in support of this worthwhile ministry to the area's homeless.
CCN has presented three benefit concerts for the historic Church of the Assumption in the Germantown section of Nashville, and, a 2010 concert at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church helped raise funds in support of the church's educational ministry in Guatemala.
Concert Chorale provides scholarship funds each spring to an aspiring high school senior through its Vocal Scholarship competition.
The Chorale has worked with Metro Nashville Public Schools in
implementing a program of Mentoring Concerts with local high school choral programs,
most recently with Antioch and John Overton high schools.