Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Choir of Angels

Jordan Jones, a fifth-grader at Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School, has been selected to sing with the St. Louis Children’s Choir.

The St. Louis Children’s Choir offers young artists world-class performance opportunities and a choral music experience that emphasizes musical excellence and character education. Approximately 500 singers (ages 6 to 18) from more than 230 schools in Missouri and Illinois share their gifts and talents on stage.

Jordan Jones
 Because of his excellent abilities, the choir director recommended that Jordan audition to sing in the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis new opera “Champion.” Champion was inspired by the true story of Emile Griffith, a world welterweight champion boxer. Jordan won a slot in the production, and is scheduled to sing several times in June.

There are other U. Citians in the choir as well. UCHS sophomore, Andrew White,  was just promoted to a different ensemble. Since he joined the choir, Andrew will have sung in every possible ensemble with the choir, from Music Makers to Chamber Singers.

Andrew has been in the choirs since second grade, and has sung with the choirs regularly at Powell Hall, the Sheldon, the Touhill and other St Louis venues.  He has also toured with the Concert Choir to New York, Nashville and Scotland, singing at Carnegie Hall, the Grand Old Opry, and St Giles Cathedral. 

Andrew says being in the choirs is a great way to make friends from other schools in the area. He also remarked that the standards set by the choir are very high, and students learn how to exhibit professionalism on and off the stage.
The St. Louis Children's Choir is auditioning now for the fall season.

There is also a summer camp for students entering Grades 3-6: (no audition necessary for the camp).

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