With 30 singers in Grades 3-8, the founding members of Garden State Girlchoir (GSG) held their first Spring Concert on June 10 at Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill. The concert featured confident singers and soloists, GSG member Lydia on flute, and repertoire that included a few Stephen Schwartz favorites. Not surprisingly, GSG Music Director Lauren Canna noted that “Popular,” from Stephen Schwartz’s Wicked, was very popular with the girls!! Garden State Girlchoir singers will be joining Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir as they celebrate Stephen Schwartz at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, in Verizon Hall on Saturday, June 17, 2017, during An Evening with Stephen Schwartz, #SchwartzEvening. At the spring concert, Commonwealth Youthchoirs’ Artistic Director Steve Fisher announced that next year both Garden State Girlchoir and New Jersey Boychoir will be in residence at Rowan University!
Guest PG percussionist Erin helped accompany several songs and the KSB Grads joined in for the final set. GSG Parents provided a wonderful reception for all involved. Thanks to Lauren Canna, GSG Program Manager, Carli Visconti, and accompanists Christina Luscotova and Natasha Steinmacher for making this inaugural season such a success! A special thank you to Keystone State Boychoir founding member David Huntsinger, who has been regularly helping with rehearsals.