In Summer 2017 in Wales, at the Youth Folk category of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, 28 girls walked onstage. Re-watching this performance, the camera’s distance renders our faces deceptively neutral. In reality, we were excited but apprehensive, running on adrenaline and four hours of sleep. Countless hours of practice were about to pay off. Reaching the […]Read More
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I am both grateful and slightly resentful that my parents never enrolled me in an organized activity as a child. Other kids had soccer portraits on the fridge, dance photos in frames, or piano trophies lining their walls. They had their thing, their talent, their descriptive adjective to put next to their name. These labels […]Read More
Singing is something almost everyone does. Children sing, performers sing at ballgames, people sing along with the radio in their car…it’s a universal human activity. Because it can seem so simple, people tend to underestimate the skill it takes. But singing is a skill I have pursued for many years, and it takes enormous effort […]Read More
There is absolutely no feeling in the world that can compare to the sensation that follows 28 American, teenaged choristers collectively skipping the second verse of Suite Judy Blue Eyes at a concert in Llangollen, Wales. We had just received less than ideal results in our second competition during the Eisteddfod International Choral Competition and, […]Read More
Needless to say I did not anticipate my SGC career ending prematurely on account of a viral pandemic but alas, life continues to prove itself unpredictable. Condensing my proudest accomplishments, innumerable rehearsals, and the greatest friendships I’ve ever had seems an impossible feat but these days I have nothing but time on my hands. When […]Read More
Every Spring the Seniors of Prime Voci are asked to write an essay about their SGC experience. In 2016 we had three young ladies graduate. Emily Music has always been an integral part of my being. From an early age, I sang in lieu of talking and I danced instead of walking. I forever thank my […]Read More
Every Spring the Seniors of Prime Voci are asked to write an essay about their SGC experience. In 2015 we had seven young ladies graduate. Leah When my mom first encouraged me to join the Seattle Girls’ Choir I was hesitant, because at the time I only thought of singing as something I could do in […]Read More
Every Spring the Seniors of Prime Voci are asked to write an essay about their SGC experience. In 2014 we had eight young ladies graduate. Abby When I was eight, I was convinced I was nothing special. I went to school, played the odd sport (badly), and sang in my school’s choir. We were pretty […]Read More