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February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

World Children's Choir's superb voices always inspires me. World Children's Choir has high standard in its artistic quality and serious attitude toward its production. Children have devoted so many hours to practice to present the legendary beautiful voices. I have supported World Children’s Choir as a parent volunteer. It is a special privilege for my daughter to be a part of World Children’s Choir.

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

like to find the way to bring steady fund to the organization.

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

Variety of work that I could get involved.

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

From all over the world and back ground. It is my joy to work with them. I made a lot of good friends.

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

Take a world tour promoting peace in the world by beautiful songs. Broadcast World Children's Choir's concert nationally.

Ways to make it better...

World Children's Choir has more money.

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

Raising fund.

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

I want more people to experience/listen to their music.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

My daughter has been a member for a little over a year now, and has grown spiritually and mentally over that time as a direct result of her participation with the World Children Choir (WCC). From her first rehearsal it was clearly evident of the elation that she experienced singing with a mosaic of voices that united as one. Her interaction with other culture and the celebration that the WCC has crafted for these differences has granted her insight and empathy for a world seldom seen beyond our borders. Even though the challenges of supporting the WCC can be taxing, our participation in this program that unites humanity peacefully together through our common love of music has greatly enriched all of us. "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent" Victor Hugo (French romantic Poet, Novelist, and Dramatist, 1802-1885)

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

meeting new people from diverse cultures

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

committed and caring

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

Wonderful choir with talented directors and dedicated students. The concerts are very impressive and they all work very hard to make everything professional and perfect. My daughter has enjoyed the lessons, discipline and time with the other girls.

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

the beautiful concerts and challenging rehearsals.

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

seeing their hardwork pay off. Also, I appreciate the diversity of the children's backgrounds. It is truly unique.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

When we lived in Australia, my (then) 8 year old daughter sang in the Sydney Children's Choir, which was a marvelous group with high professional standards and music written specifically for the children to sing. When we returned to the US, we were doubtful that we would find another experience for our daughter that would be so robust. Enter the World Children's Choir....which met and exceeded our every hope! The vocal quality of the group is outstanding; the Artistic Director has high expectations for the choir, which the children meet. The Associate Artistic Director writes glorious music for the choir to sing. And the Drumming Instructor expands the children's scope by working with them in a different musical discipline, which is so effective in helping them with timing. It is more than a choir...it is a whole international community that we have joined. The families are lovely, and people hail from all over the globe. Our daughter is in her 3rd year with the choir, and we expect to continue with it for years to come.

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

seeing the joy on my daughter's and all members' faces while they sing, and seeing the confidence that it has engendered in all of these children.

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

travel and perform in more venues

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

My daughter has been with WCC for just over a year now and she has learned a great deal, and she enjoys singing more and more. Mrs. Harnes and Mr. Selway are two extremely talented musicians and their teaching is professional and of very high quality. I don't think we can find another choir at similar level in the DC area. Another thing we really enjoy is that WCC promotes world peace and cultural diversity. This is apparent when you look at the members' ethnic backgrounds and music chosen for both practice and concerts. In the last concert, my daughter Anna was honored to be given a chance to sing the solo part of a beautiful Chinese folk song Jasmine Flower. We started to come to WCC because we got recommendation from our friend. Now we often recommend WCC to other friends. We wish WCC to continue to be successful.

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

My daughter has learned a lot in singing because the instructions have been of high quality.

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

Promotion of world peace and cultural diversity

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

The staff are professional and volunteers are friendly.

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

WCC would be able to sing in more venues. It's more and more expensive to rent place to have concerts. With more funds, WCC would be able to travel more and sing in more and better venues.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010

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February 23, 2010

My daughter joined the World Children's Choir in 2009 when she was only 4 years old. I was amazed at how quickly she learned the songs and how much she enjoyed performing with the group. At a very young age, she was exposed to different cultures and languages through song. Already, her singing range has almost doubled from what she could sing when she joined the choir. But the most amazing thing about the choir is not just the angelic singing that brought me to tears the first time I heard the choir sing, but rather the message the choir is spreading. It is a message of peace and human compassion. No matter what religion, no matter what color your skin, no matter what culture, we are all human beings with the same basic needs. Music brings us all together.

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

dedicated and compassionate. It takes a lot of volunteers to make the World Children's Choir successful. Parents put in several volunteer hours every week. The message of the choir and the benefits to their children keep the volunteers motivated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

My three daughters have been in the World Children's Choir since they were all 4 years old. My oldest daughter is 13 years old, and has been in the choir for 8 years. Her younger twin sisters are 10 years old and have been in the choir for 6 years. Their participation in the choir has been invaluable. They have learned to sing classical choral music and opera in many different languages, and have developed beautiful singing talents that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. They have learned discipline and responsibility. As part of a choir comprised of children from so many different cultures, religions and backgrounds, they have become worldly and open-minded. The choir's message of peace and undertanding of differences around the world has become a mantra that will always be a part of them. Beng a member of the choir requires hard work, dedication, responsibility and maturity. In turn, my daughters have had the opporutnity of a lifetime to sing beautifully, to sing in incredible venues such as the Kennedy Center, White House, and Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, and give back to their community by singing in hospitals, retirement homes, in benefit concerts for Tsunami Relief, among many others. Participation in the World Children's Choir has been and continues to be one of the most rewarding and unique opportunities I can offer my daughters.

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

spread its message of peace for children around the world, involve more underprivileged children in the choir, offering them exposure to the arts and to learn a skill, foster friendships between the choir members and children in other countries.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

My daughter loves singing in the World Children's Choir. She has grown to be a beautiful singer and she made a lot of new friends. WCC communicates a wonderful message thru song and the all the children in the choir gain an unforgetable experience. The Choir Director is very professional and is kind and works very well with the children.

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

Great for children who want to sing.

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

Seeing my child grow into a beautiful singer and a professional performer.

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

very responsive, helpful, and nice.

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

Travel internationally to meet its mission and help poor children around the world through song.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

Our daughter (then 11) joined WCC a year ago. She was apprehensive about auditioning but the other girls made her feel so welcome, and praised her voice so enthusiastically, that she decided to become a WCC member. Our continuing experience has been that all the Choir members support each other and form a peer group that is hard to match. The rigorous rehearsal schedule, voice lessons, Masters' Classes, and concerts have been challenging but our daughter has risen to it all and has made it a part of her identity.

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

listening to the WCC singing, which is really wonderful as well as highly professional. Also I have worked with the other parents and found this to be enjoyable.

Ways to make it better...

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

develop some kind of centralized system that would communicate effectively to all the volunteer parents without overloading their email boxes.

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

the WCC concerts and hearing my daughter sing spontaneously the songs from her rehearsals.

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

very pleasant and helpful.

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

hire staff, pay the Directors what they deserve, lease a good practice space, and develop a broader audience through tours, both national and international.

Ways to make it better...

Organization and communication were more effective.

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

to sustain the energy and determination it takes from the WCC directors and all of the parents; also to raise funds to support this wonderful organization.

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

It is very hard to run an independent organization of this quality on mainly volunteer staff, but because of the dedication of the parents and the WCC Directors, it works.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

My daughter has been a member of WCC since 2003. This has been a wonderful experience for her in many different aspects. We were honored to host two events in our Bolivarian Hall. The first one in December 2006 to celebrate the release of WCC´s CD “LET US BE UNITED”, which included songs from 10 different countries and one of them “Alma Llanera” of Venezuela. The second opportunity in June 2007 to host International Voices for Children Concert featuring Carpe Diem Instrumental ensemble from Serbia and the World Children’s Choir. The WCC has an immediate effect every time it performs in front of an audience. This is due to their professional singing quality and most importantly their spirit and passion for singing.

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

hosting two different events of WCC.

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

the human quality of their members, the outstanding musical development and the cultural diversity.

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

hardworking, enthusiastic and friendly

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

bring joy, music and peace to millions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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