Chicago Children's Choir, Chicago, Koda Yes discussed on JRDN
Yes, The Chicago Children's Choir was founded in Chicago's High Park neighborhood in direct response to the civil rights movement in 1956 and Chicago, told car has grown from one choir into a vast network of in school and after school programs impacting the lives of more than 50,000 divers use throughout its 64 year history, and Kota Lewis, who is here with US. Has been a part of program for about 10 years, right, Koda Yes, 10 years. That's an amazing time. I've loved every single year. Amazing. And how has everything been due to the cove in 19 pandemic? How has that changed for you both? Yeah, well, it's Jeff Kota. Go first. Yeah, It's definitely been hard because I'm so used to performing with everyone in person, and I love the form with my choir. But Clark has been a constant in my life for 10 years. I'm so glad that we're able to still think together and find a way to be together even if it's virtual Absolutely. And what about for you as well. For me? It has been a wonderful time to delve deeper into some offerings that we have now launched nationally, our hearts enrichment sessions, You know, despite you know, the geographical about barriers were able to doom into our singer's home, which has been really inspiring and actually, I've been able to get to know them on a more personal level. So we've actually been creating innovative programming on I've just been thrilled with the whole. I mean, despite the pandemic, of course, it has been a wonderful opportunity to deepen our connection with our singers. Right? Absolutely. And I feel like you know, as unfortunate as the Koven 19 pandemic has been and taking a toll on a lot of our everyday activities. I feel like you know you're still able to put this together which is amazing. It is virtual. So.