El Sistema Colorado at Garden Place Academy is a Children’s Chorale community choir for auditioned members of the El Sistema Colorado program. Prior to the program’s Colorado inception in 2012, the Chorale was asked to partner in this exciting endeavor.
“Following the proven model conceived in South America, El Sistema Colorado is proud to bring this special approach using ensemble music to transform the lives of low-income youth to the Denver metro area and Colorado. We are unique in using music in a whole-child approach as a tool for school readiness, cognitive, emotional and social development, academic success and graduation, as well as positively impacting families and the surrounding neighborhoods. Colorado’s first program was launched in January 2012 at Garden Place Elementary in the low-income Globeville neighborhood serving 100 youth. We have now grown to also serve students at Swansea Elementary School and Bruce Randolph Middle and High Schools. To date, El Sistema Colorado has provided 1,400 hours of programming to more than 575 students, from early childhood through 12th grade.”
–El Sistema Colorado
Chorale Associate Conductor Emily Crile and El Sistema Colorado Choral Teaching Artist Jamie Wolf co-direct the twenty-member ensemble.
This Saturday, December 7th, Children’s Chorale young alum choir, Transitions, will present a performance workshop for El Sistema Colorado members, culminating in a joint performance. We’re not sure who is more excited – Transitions or our young friends in El Sistema Colorado!
The performance will begin at 11:00am at Garden Place Elementary, 4425 Lincoln St., Denver.