Children’s Choir

Jack’s Angels Foundation Presents:

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A wonderful idea is coming to fruition!  We are planning to develop a versatile children’s choir using the Kodaly system of musicianship training, healthy vocal technique, and ensemble experience as musicians.  Area of service is our own Acton-Agua Dulce area, with of course a big welcome to the Santa Clarita  and Antelope Valley communities.  We are hopeful to engage more singers desiring a choir and music education experience, that we may participate in Center Stage Opera’s production of Carmen in June, 2015.  We are very fortunate to have a community opera company like Center Stage Opera, a unique cultural resource and support for emerging young artists.  For more information about Center Stage Opera, visit:  www.centerstageopera.org   This follows Jack’s Angels’ commitment to supporting the arts and education for the children in our local community, Article 3 of our Incorporation, while raising awareness for the urgent need for research for pediatric brain tumors.

REHEARSAL LOCATION:  MPR, Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, 32248 Crown Valley Rd, Acton, CA 93510. For registration information, call Janet at 661-977-3125.  We currently have openings for up to 10 more singers.

Schedule

This consists of two 12-week sessions, Session I began Wednesday, Oct. 29 continuing through February 4th 2015.  Our recital for family and friends will be Saturday, Feb. 7 at the same location, 32248 Crown Valley Rd, Acton, CA 93510, at the Crown Valley exit off of the 14 freeway.   Workshops currently meet weekly on Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm at this location, but will meet from 4pm-5:30pm for Session II.

Session II begins Wednesday February 25, 4-5:30pm at the same rehearsal location, last session May 20th.  Special offer for new registrants can be viewed here on this link.  Summer Session 2015 information will be available February 9th.

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Our recital for family and friends will be Saturday, Feb. 7 at 5pm, at our rehearsal location.  Program includes songs of composers Faure, Brahms, Schubert, and folk songs of varying origin.

Our first public performance will be at the “Art for Jack” Music and Art Festival for Children, 2-6pm on Sunday, May 3 2015.  If we can have more registrants, we have the opportunity to perform in Center Stage Opera’s production of Carmen, by Georges Bizet, on June 6,  7, and 14, 2015 at the Madrid Theatre in the San Fernando Valley.

Although we currently have an insufficient number of singers to work directly with the Opera Company, the Program’s creator could not see it folding for that reason.  The concept was for there to be a children’s choir trained in the style of Kodaly for a well-rounded musicianship experience encouraging the children to explore music in their lives, no matter what instrument, genre or venue they may eventually choose.  A performance experience with Center Stage Opera would allow the children to have a unique opportunity to work in a professional setting with the excitement of live performance.  We are hopeful that, with consistency and diligence–and fun of course, this may come to be.

carmen1“The plan is to have the choir become an integral part of the Operaikidsmarch Company, the repertoire of which includes opera as well as Broadway and jazz; they are committed first and foremost to quality and support of emerging young artists,” remarked Janet Demeter, founder of Jack’s Angels Foundation.  “The choir project follows our desire to be a supporter of the arts and education for the children in our community; it’s a unique opportunity to have an amazing community opera company as a resource in your own back yard.  We are fortunate to avail ourselves of this for our children to be exposed to great music, making great music, and having the opportunity to perform in a professional setting.”

The projected, ideal number of singers is 16, though the number may be anywhere from 12 to 20.  Demeter continued,”We really don’t know what to expect, or if the community even desires such a thing, but hopefully for those of us who do, we’ll have a blast!”  More information about the choir is downloadable above, and Jerry Brown, General Director of Center Stage Opera can be contacted at 818-517-4102, or www.centerstageopera.org.

 

 

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Shira Renee Thomas at "Art for Jack" 5-20-14

Shira Renee Thomas at “Art for Jack” 5-20-14

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