Laura S.: I was so impressed with this choir! Such young voices, yet they produced a sound that was so light and soothing! I also really loved their conductor, Angela Broeker. She really connected with the kids and became engaged with them, allowing them to be relaxed and loose on stage when it came to performing. They incorporated lots of movements and some dancing that was entertaining to the stories they were telling through the text. It seems like it would help release any tension they had and just enjoy the moment and be free while singing. One of the pieces they did that I loved was called “Menina Me Da Sua Mão”, a Brazilian piece arranged by Brad and Lucy Green. In this piece, there was love chemistry between and boy and a girl, and I thought it was so funny when the boy would go around stage getting chocolates and roses to give to the girl, but she denied them. Then he got a snowboard and she decided she did like him after all. It was very cute and the story came alive. They also did another lovely piece called “Peace Like a River,” an Appalachian folk tune, arranged by Jay Broeker, and commissioned by ACDA for this premiere performance. I absolutely adored how they were all so connected with one another and put their arms around each other. It got me so teary-eyed it made my heart melt! It’s so nice to see such young kids so passionate about what they are singing about to create beautiful music. Their energy, charisma, and happiness truly shined and told a beautiful story. Their tone was so bright and resonant! This performance truly inspired me to hopefully one day be working with kids in a musical environment.
-Laura W. and Laura S.