Opera for All Winter Preview
On Thursday, December 13th, children enrolled in the Opera for All program performed a Winter Show for family, friends, and students at St. Vincent de Paul Center. As part of the Opera For All program, children in the School Age program have worked hard all school year to prepare for the show.
The children have gotten together weekly with artists from the Chicago Opera Theatre to learn all about opera and how to construct their own musical. Children have met with lyricists, actors, singers, and composers to learn how to write their own lyrics, set it to music, and perform on a stage.
For the Winter Preview, children performed original songs they wrote, accompanied by a live pianist, as well as performed hand actions and dances to complete the songs. In addition, children took turns reading from their reflection journals, explaining their love for music and what the experience has meant to them. Finally, the children sang some Christmas favorites, including Jingle Bells and Silent Night!
We can't wait to see what else the children have in store for us in the spring!