What summer vacation? We’re *busy* until we start singing again this fall!
We happen to think the workshops are a great experience – no matter what your skill level. But don’t take it from us. Take it from one of our singers, Cherilyn Blumenthal (soprano one). Who by the way, wasn’t a member of the choir when she came to us last summer. So these are all her words.
(Although we *completely* agree that our director is amazingly talented.)
One day last summer, I noticed an advertisement for the VCS Vocal Workshop in our break room at work. I had been toying with the idea of taking voice lessons or finding a local choir to join, and seeing that advertisement felt like divine intervention!
Singing was an important part of my life when I was younger. It had social and academic meaning, and was an artistic connection I shared with my mother and grandmother. Over the years, I had let my vocal training fall to the wayside and found my talents largely relegated to the car.
When signing up for the workshop, my only expectation was to give my voice a good workout and determine if there was any magic left in my pipes, but I gained so much more. [Read more…]