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

Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter asked me if she could join the World Children's Choir when she was just in first grade after she saw the choir perform. Twelve years later, she was still singing with the WCC as a senior in High School. Sandy, Jim, and the World Children's Choir ended up being one of the most positive influences in our lives. During my daughter's time in the choir, she had the opportunity to sing in so many places; the White House, the Kennedy Center, Carneige Hall, Scotland, and Ireland just to name a few. She learned many different styles of music and how to sing in different languages, from folk music to opera. Very important as well, the Bel Canto technique taught by Sandy not only enables the beautiful sound of the children's choir, but promotes the healthy development of each child's unique singing voice as well. Through the choir, my daughter developed not only a passion for singing, but the technique to sing well both in a choir and as a solist. My daughter especially loved the opportunity to sing in the opera ensemble offered by the choir, and, in fact, her love of opera became so great that she has gone on to pursue it as a career. I must say also that our time with the choir proved that music truly is the universal language. We were able to meet so many wonderful people of different backgrounds and nationalities, and no matter what language people spoke, they were always so moved by the World Children's Choir music and the beautiful sound of the choir.

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

Parent/volunteer for 12 years.

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

Seeing my daughter's love of music and singing develop. The opportunity to work with Sandy and Jim. Singing at special events at home and abroad.

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

Very caring, motivated, and talented.

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

Provide even more opportunites for children in need, especially scholarships to join the choir. Thus, many more children's lives would be enriched. Provide more opportunities to work with children in other countries.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & parent, volunteer.