For the past 22 years, the Colorado Children’s Chorale has been spending a week in Residency at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. During the weeklong Residency, two very important things happen: 1) Tour Choir learns repertoire for the upcoming season, and 2) the Chorale staff spends two fun-filled days with area children in a free performance skills workshop. During the two-day workshop, participants focus on skills such as singing, dancing, acting and stage movement, with opportunity for Tour Choir to interact with their workshop buddies. The Residency and workshop culminate in a free community performance, also held at Ford Amphitheater. The free workshop and concert are made possible through the generosity of the Vail Valley Foundation and Antlers at Vail.
The June 10-12, 2010 workshop was great fun and Workshop Director, Michele Ienna, had nothing but praise for the 30+ children who participated in this year’s event.
“The kids were fabulous! We performed nine songs at the concert, but if you add up everything we did over the two days, we learned 19 songs, 11 games and five dances. Thank you Vail Valley and Summit County kids for sharing your lovely voices and fantastic smiles with us.”
It’s not too early to plan on spending time in Vail next June 9-11 to experience the wonderful talent that exists in the Chorale’s beautiful “home away from home”.