Did we mention that there will be 20 of these accomplished young musicians? There will. On violins, violas, cellos, basses, flutes, clarinets, trumpets, horn, and trombone. We asked some of our guest musicians about their craft. Their answers were impressive and humbling.
How long have they been playing? “This is the start of my seventh year,” “8 years,” “10 years.” So basically, given how they’re largely high-schoolers, they started real young and probably have more combined hours of rehearsal and musicianship than many of the grown-ups in the choir.
How much do they rehearse? “Several times a week, college schedule permitting,” “as much as I can,” ” 1 – 2 hours, daily.” This on top of a full academic schedule.
What inspires them? “It gives me a thrill, much like a roller coaster would.” “The sound an orchestra makes when all of the instruments’ individual sounds blend perfectly.” “I work hard because I love music and I am inspired by how people react to my art.”
The answers express so much what the choir feels every regular rehearsal.
They also underline how much work and dedication goes into 90 minutes on a stage, for an audience that they may never see again. Make no mistake, these are serious, dedicated, future musicians. It is going to be a joy to perform with them.
It is also going to be nothing short of awesome to take full advantage of VBC’s great acoustics and have our own accompanist, Melvin Goodwyn play the organ. In our artistic director’s Mike Horanski’s words, “The organ produces textures and colors of sound that a piano can’t. It can be as equally powerful as it is gentle, and majestic in a way that bring the listener to a different place.”
Please join us!
Tickets are available online until 11:30 pm, Friday, December 16, 2016.
Adults – general admission – $25
Seniors(65+)/Students(15 – 18) – $20
Youth (14 and younger) – FREE, if accompanied by a ticket holder
The box office will open at 3:45 pm. Doors open at 4:15 pm.