The Houston Children's Chorus provides a wonderful learning environment for children to be exposed to a wide variety of musical presentation forms. They are provided the opportunity to perform at a variety of venues and gain exposure to a number of performance styles. Rehearsals are very well run, providing a good learning venue and the discipline needed to execute on musical pieces in a number of different languages. The Chorus is made up of children from all over Houston and the surrounding area, some coming from over 50 miles each way. The Chorus provides a wonderful experience for children from a wide variety of demographic and socio-economic backgrounds, with a number of the children being the first generation of their family to be born in the United States.
This is the best non-profit organization I have ever been a part of. Inspiring youth to become diciplined musicians, striving for excellence is its creed, and director and founder, Steve Roddy has changed the landscape of Houston in the 26 years.
After traveling the world singing for dignitaries, local celebrities, and authorities/politicians, I have been able to learn more than many youth and would highly recommend donating to this organization!
The Houston Children's Chorus is a phenomenal organization. I am actually an alumnus of the Chorus (I was in it from 4-8th grade). During my tenure, I had the opportunity to sing with Celine Dion, sing at the Super Bowl, the Vatican and Carnegie Hall. What 8th grader can claim that? I was at times overwhelmed at the commitment and responsibility entrusted to me at the time of being in the choir, but as I look back I realize that it was molding me into an individual filled with maturity, boldness and confidence.
The vocal training and performance opportunities offered are outstanding. This is an excellent way to give children experiences that will improve their singing and make them comfortable with performing.