It’s that time! Time to find out about the people behind one of our two guests for Nowel e Navidad.
The Bridges Choir is an El Sistema-inspired, intensive after school program that is immersing our young people in music, community and culture. Located out of Cunningham Park Elementary School in Vienna, Bridges is led by Bonny Tynch.
In addition to leading the Bridges Choir, Ms. Tynch is a music educator in the Fairfax County Public School system as well as the Youth Chorus Conductor at the Fairfax Choral Society. In other words, she deals with kids and music *a lot.* We asked her what she thinks will happen on show night before the Bridges Choir joins us on stage.
VCS: We say harmony, you say……?
VCS: Finish the math – 25 kids + a live show + first weekend of winter break = ?
BT: Indication of dedication
VCS: You really have the patience of a saint. True, False, or Hilarious?
VCS: The best part of working with kids is ……
BT: Empowering them to exceed expectations.
VCS: What you tell the kids before you take the stage:
BT: You’ve worked hard. Be proud and share your music!
VCS: What the kids tell you or share after you take the stage ….
BT: “That was fun! I was so nervous before we started.”
VCS: The kids would love to sing/perform….
BT: At a sporting event.
VCS: The first thing you’ll do after the show ends?
BT: HIGH FIVE and receive hugs from proud family members!
VCS: You are looking forward to making music with VCS and the Jammers because….
BT: What better way to bring different people together – through music!
Coming up next, a Q&A with David Reynolds of the Vienna Jammers, who will also be our guests this weekend.
It’s going to be a great show! Do you have tickets yet? Tickets are $25 for adults, and $20 for seniors(65+) and students(15-18). Youth (14 and younger) attend for free with a paying adult. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW. You can also purchase them directly through a member of the choir. And of course, we’ll have some at the door.