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Review for World Children's Choir, Inc., Annandale, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter has sung with the World Children's Choir for 11 years! It has been nothing short of amazing. My daughter's choir experience has been positive in so many ways that it is difficult to know where to begin: First, this choir is one of the few children's choirs in the world that sings with a Bel Canto (vibrato) style of singing. The results are amazing and each child develops a solo-like quality voice. Second, my daughter has forged some of her closest friendships in the choir. Third, the choir has allowed her to look beyond her local world to the world. The choir's quite laudable mission is to promote world peace through song, and the children are aware of that -- in the songs that they sing and the places that they take their message. They have sung at various high-powered White House spots, as well as all over the world, and their goal is often to help those less fortunate in the world than themselves. But the truly amazing thing about this choir is the sound. I am awestruck every time I hear my daughter sing. Honestly. I just never thought a child could sing with bravado – until I heard the members of the World Children’s Choir sing. And, it is not just my daughter who can sing like this. I’ll never forget when the choir was on tour in Ireland. I was standing outside the chapel at Trinity College. Our concert was about to start and a professor was asking me what was going on. I explained to her that the World Children’s Choir from America was about to sing. The choir started to sing – that beautiful sound that comes from the World Children's Choir, in this case augmented by the wonderful acoustics of the Trinity Chapel. The professor gasped and exclaimed, “But that cannot possibly be the sound of children’s voices, can it?” It can. It is. It is the World Children’s Choir.

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

the last 11 years, as a parent volunteer with the organization.

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

seeing the development of the voices of children like my daughter; singing at special events and venues such as the Kennedy Center, the White House, in Las Vegas, singing with Julie Andrews, with Denyce Graves and the NSO at Wolf Trap, etc.

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

Very committed, very caring, very talented.

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

Get more PR so that the world would know just how good the World Children's Choir really is. Of course, knowing the Choir, much of that money would immediately also go to helping those in need.

Ways to make it better...

the choir had more money.

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

money, money, money

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

If you have a child who likes to sing, this is a fantastic opportunity. It is an activity that gets them looking beyond their own little world, gives them experiences they would otherwise never get at their age.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


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