Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
44 Reviews
1234.954555
Write A Review
February 26, 2010

more

February 26, 2010

I sang with the World Children’s Choir for ten years – from elementary through high school. My family and I made wonderful friends who we are still close to today. First and foremost, in my opinion, I learned how to sing, how to love and appreciate vocal performance and beautiful music, and the importance of music in the development and well-roundedness of children. As a child I had the opportunity to sing at the Kennedy Center, White House, Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall and more. We sang with and for Denyce Graves, John Denver, Whitney Houston, US Presidents and First Ladies. The choir provided these experiences that I would not have otherwise had. The WCC established a musical foundation - I studied music and voice in college and sing professionally today.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I sang with the choir for ten years and then pursued music and voice in college. I now have a professional singing job; the choir laid the foundation of singing and music appreciation for a lifetime.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The opportunity to sing in world-class venues, sing for dignitaries and musical legends, and make close friends. My love of beautiful music and singing grew throughout the years and is still a huge part of my life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are kind and helpful. Their goal is for a fun and meaningful experience for concert-goers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Offer scholarship funds to all children who would cherish the opportunity to sing but for whom it is financially out of reach. The choir could bring the message of peace through song by travelling worldwide.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 26, 2010

more

February 26, 2010

As the Fairfax County After School Network Coordinator for the Fairfax Partnership for Youth, I initiated a very rewarding partnership with the World Children's Choir. Our first project was a performance at our annual youth awards breakfast in 2007 which was repeated with much acclaim in 2008. We worked toegether to establish the "Performing Arts at the Heart of Literacy Program", as an outreach effort to engage disadvataged youth in the Falls Church area. This unique extracurricular enrichment program culminated in a joint appearance with the World Children's Choir at the arts festival at George Mason University.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the excitement and joy on the faces of the participants - both parents and children alike - as they learn to express themselves in the performing arts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely creative, professional and dedicated to our youth.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

touch and improve so many lives! The program allows parents and children to experience together the joy in learning and performing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

February 25, 2010

more

February 25, 2010

We have been involved with the choir for over six years. I have gone from proud parent to production manager to board member. I remain a proud parent, the production manager and secretary on the board. This organization is simply amazing. The talent, the training, the comraderie, the organization, are all stellar. The children support and nurture one another - from the oldest to the youngest. The choir is absolutely a team effort and the talent is top-notch. They receive rave reviews wherever they go!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

all aspects. The choir makes the most of every opportunity.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching the joy in the singers's faces at a performance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

top notch.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fulfill its mission of spreading peace and harmony throughout the world. One of the most impressive things about this organization is how it gives back to the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 25, 2010

more

February 25, 2010

I was a member of this choir for 8 years and I would not be the person or singer I am today with out WCC. The choir sings in many different languages and has a very diverse group of singers. As a member I felt honored to be in such a rich musical and cultural learning environment. Every time I sung in a concert with WCC I felt like we were making absolutely beautiful music, as well as passing on a message of hope and love for the community. Sandy and Jim are both extremely dedicated and talented people who have succeeded in creating an enjoyable, enriching experience for the choir and its many audiences.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

talented, warm, and helpful. the choir has an overall joyous spirit that is contagious.

Ways to make it better...

i had had more time to give to the choir. this choir creates beautiful music because all the members are extremely dedicated and willing to give their time to rehearse and perform. WCC truly feels like a professional choir in this way.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

February 25, 2010

more

February 25, 2010

Being a member of the choir was one the defining things in my life. It set me up for a life long passion for music. It helped me as a child to better understand my privilege and provided me with a a passion to reach out and help people through music.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a member resulted in instilling me with life-long musical aspirations.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

unsure

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

traveling, meeting different kinds of people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, smart, hard working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach so many more children.

Ways to make it better...

unsure

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003

February 25, 2010

more

February 25, 2010

WCC is an amazing choir born from the magic mix of professionalism, love, and vision of her founder and director, Sondra Harnes, and his husband and pianist, Tim. I don't cease to be amazed at how the very little ones learn to love the music and feel a valued part of the ensemble. WCC intiatives to integrate inmigrant children into its ranks, looking for scolarships and other kind of funding, is also to be praised. And of coures, the choice of music, finding a cultural bridge among countries and races, creating a common language out of many, is at the very basis of a learning experience about how to communicate in peace and harmony.

More feedback...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do 100 more thing to support world peace, racial understanding and tolerance, and to create amazing good music.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010

more

February 24, 2010

My years with WCC have been one of the most memorable times of my life. They set the foundation for my singing career as I learned to sing as a soloist and to create beautiful harmonic sounds with the other choir members. Having the Dutch nationality, it was fantastic to get to know many kids from all over the world, to learn about their cultures and to make new friends.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Between 1995 and 1997. During the summer of 2007.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The beautiful sound the the choir creates

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very nice and helpfull

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make people happy all around the world with the angelic voices of the children.

Ways to make it better...

I would have taken private lessons in my choir period

One thing I'd also say is that...

They have to keep performing everywhere as everyone should be able to experience their sound.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

February 24, 2010

more

February 24, 2010

I was a founding member of the WCC and it gives me great pleasure to say so. WCC gave me the opportunity to enrich my life through song, dance, cultural exchange and even my first job out of high school! I learned to really focus on music, working together with my fellow choristers to make the most beautiful and emotional sound we could. Our concerts are some of my fondest memories of childhood. I felt so special to be a part of something so great.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life - pursuing music in college, knowing how to work with people to make something greater than ourselves.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

singing in harmony with many different people for all types of people. It was also thrilling to sing in some of the most important and historic sites in and around Washington, DC.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world through song, cultural exchange and bring peace and joy to many people. Music, and love of children, is a constant in all cultures and can foster understanding and healing.

Ways to make it better...

the directors had the support to realize their vision even more.. peace and understanding through music.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

expansion and organization. I haven't been involved with WCC in some years, but when I was there, I felt keenly the lack of support from the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1998

February 24, 2010

more

February 24, 2010

The World Children's Choir is a wonderful organization. My daughter has been a member for over a year now and has grown significantly in many areas. Not only has she improved her singing voice and learned songs in many different languages she has developed many wonderful friendships with her fellow choir members. Her confidence has grown through performing in front of audiences, large and small. Sandy and Jim are extremely talented instructors who know how to capture and keep the attention of so many young people.

More feedback...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Publicize the great things they do. They would also be able to spread their talents across the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

more

February 23, 2010

My daughter has been singing with the World Children's Choir for six years. The artistic training is superb, but more importantly, through song, her attention has been drawn to peace among people, respect for other cultures and protecting our planet. The choir has performed at many high level events, and my daughter has gained confidence, and also learned the ethic of hard work. She loves the Choir and the friendships she has built over the years.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their performance singing with the National Symphony Orchestra in Carmen at Wolf Trap.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendships we have built over the last six years.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spread their message of 'bringing peace through music' to less fortunate children and children living through war.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers

3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

• Host an Open House

• Post concert announcements on websites

• Make arrangements for a retirement or nursing home performance

• Assist with special events Volunteer