I recently had the pleasure of photographing the National Children’s Chorus Spring concert here in NYC. The voices that emanated from these little bodies, was anything but little. The songs echoed through the space with energy and beauty. It was magical. It’s hard to believe kids as young as 5 years old stood before us with such confidence and talent, that far exceeded their age.
Here are a few images from the concert.
Karen Haberberg Photography
Here is some background information the Chorus.
The National Children’s Chorus is quickly establishing itself as America’s leading treble chorus, with a set of ensembles based both in Los Angeles and New York City. Tracing its lineage back to the 1904 inception the National Children’s Chorus has garnered a superb reputation for musical excellence, and has amassed an impressive resume of experience. Collaborating with some of the finest music companies in the nation, the group has recently been featured on numerous movie and television soundtracks, most recently appearing on screen for Paramount Pictures and its 2009 film Imagine That, starring Eddie Murphy. Through the years, the group has been featured numerous times as the musical act on Jay Leno’s former Tonight Show, and its members are regularly contracted as solo artists for professional engagements both on the stage and in the studio.
Students of the National Children’s Chorus in Los Angeles and New York are represented by more than sixty schools throughout both cities, and meet weekly for rehearsal and musicianship study. The extensive curriculum includes college-level conducting, composition, music theory, sight-singing in the KodÃ¡ly Method, and individual voice training in the bel canto style under the guidance of Michael Dean, Vocal Studies Department Chair at the UCLA School of Music. Through a holistic approach to educating the total musician within each child, recent graduates from the program have gone on to be accepted at top schools around the country, such as USC’s Thornton School of Music, UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, UC Berkeley, the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.
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