My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for San Diego Children's Choir, San Diego, CA, USA
I joined the San Diego Childrens Choir when I was in third grade, and I loved it so much that I stuck with it until I graduated high school 10 years later. The choir was a great experience for me, I learned how to sing, but also how to blend with others, how to shape the tone of my voice, how to sing multiple part harmony (up to 6 or 8 voice parts in some songs!) and how to act professional while performing. While in the choir I had the opportunity to travel as well. In the youngest choir there were several weekend tours to places such as Los Angeles or other near by cities, which allowed us youngsters to learn proper tour behavior before moving up to the Concert choir. Concert and Youth choir get to travel to much further places, and often times the choirs travel together, which allows the younger Concert Choir to look up to the older Youth Choir as role models. I was lucky enough to travel to Oregon, Germany/Austria, Italy and Australia during my time in the choir. All of these tours allowed me to experience different places, cultures, foods, and sing songs from the area. I have hundreds of cherished memories from choir tours, and anyone who has ever gone on one will tell you how much they loved the experience. Many of my good friends that I am still in contact with today were friends I made while in the choir, and traveled with while on tour. I cant say enough good things about the San Diego Childrens Choir, the music is excellent, and the conductors are always well prepared and have music suited to the level they are conducting. The office staff are hard working and friendly. The opportunities to perform are excellent and include a winter concert and a spring concert each year, and also chances to carol during the winder season, performances with the San Diego Symphony, performances in Copley Hall downtown, and many more! I loved every rehearsal and looked forward to every performance that we had. I was very sad to leave the choir when I graduated from high school, but was extremely happy to hear that an alumni choir was starting up.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The singing! I have cultivated such a love of music and I attribute most of this to my involvement in SDCC. I have made lifelong friends while in choir, and have had the opportunity to travel and learn about other cultures.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
All the staff and volunteers are there because they love the organization. Most of the volunteers are parents of choristers, and all are happy, friendly, well informed and professional.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Provide more opportunities for low income families. They have started community choirs for children in low income neighborhoods at greatly reduced fees (free even!)to give as many kids as possible the chance to sing. More money would help increase grow.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
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