--  Do not miss special performances with 300 children in concert in the Elephant Exhibit, & 100 children singing as they fly above the Zoo on the Sky Ride --

July 27, 2010 –  The hills will indeed by filled with the sound of music on July 30th as young musicians from 3 continents perform concerts throughout the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.   Zoo-goers will be treated to performances by vocalists and instrumentalists from Japan, Australia, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado.  Two amazing concerts will happen at 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.** from very unique venues in the Zoo. 

In honor of the children and members of the Children’s Chorale who have worked so hard to make this festival happen, the Zoo is allowing a performance to take place inside the elephant exhibit for the first time EVER.  In this special 2:30 p.m. ceremony, the Zoo will present the Children’s Chorale with an elephant painting as a thank you for coming to the Zoo.  The Zoo is embarking on a $13.5M campaign to build a new exhibit, Encounter Africa.  This exhibit will include African elephants, black rhinoceros and African lions.  The Zoo is in the planning stages of this spectacular exhibit and hopes to break ground in October 2010.

Media are also invited to experience the Choir in the Sky! At 4 p.m. 100 youth choir members will take flight on the Mountaineer Sky Ride to perform a special concert flying high above the Zoo.

Do not miss this amazing day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!

Full Concert Schedule: (Download schedule as pdf)

1:15     Tsuruoka Junior Orchestra-Lodge at Moose Lake

            Wajima Wadaiko Toranosuke Taiko Drum Group-Behind Hippo Building

1:45     Musica Youth Choir -Lodge at Moose Lake

            Bankstown, Australia Talented Advance Program Ensemble-Giraffe Plaza

            Fujiyoshida Youth Ensemble -Asian Highlands-tiger window

**2:30 Festival Choirs, Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, Tsuruoka Orchestra, and Taiko group-Concert in Elephant Yard!

**4:00  Choir in the Sky!  Festival Choirs concert on the Mountaineer Sky Ride

4:45     Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale- Giraffe Plaza

(All times, except for the 2:30 and 4 p.m. concerts, are subject to change, please contact if you plan to come, to confirm any other performances.)