Texas Girls' Choir was founded in 1962 by Shirley Thompson
Carter with a belief that children's lives can be developed
through the excellence of music.
choir began with sixteen members who met at the Fort Worth
YWCA where Ms. Carter worked as a YWCA Director in order that
the choir might have a place to rehearse.
1973 there had been many advances. At that time the choir
purchased their permanent home at 4449 Camp Bowie Boulevard in
Fort Worth, Texas. The choir had developed from 16 girls to
275 girls and 5 Choir levels! Other advances include an annual
music clinic, an annual charm school, and leadership training.
There is also an opportunity to be a part of one of 4 hand bell
choirs and a solo class which prepares girls for solos at
school or in a choir performance.
choir has toured 50 countries, and has toured every year
overseas, since 1962. It is the most traveled choir in the
United States. The choir has also performed at the White House
five times since 1989.
Texas Girls' Choir has always accepted all girls with an
adequate voice and an overall B average in school without
regard to race, creed, or religious preference.