We'd like to applaud the work of Chor members during the first part of 2011. They sang for two weddings: one Royal, and one among the Commoners. They gave a successful musical theatre performance at the Volksfair Event.
They shared some Germanic culture with other students at the Pizza Party Recital held at VCA studios, and they will perform again "A Musical Trip through German Lands" for the Deutsche Tage event.
Please show your support for the German Choirs in our community by coming out early, (Sunday, June 12 at 11:30) to enjoy their performances.
Our teaching philosophy at Vienna Community Arts is that performance is never the end goal. Because we are primarily educators, above being performers, our focus is always on the educational process.
At VCA, we use choir, as well as our musical theatre program, as a vehicle for building a foundation of skills: music theory, reading, creative problem-solving and expression, discipline, performance techniques, and community building.
Students participate in intergenerational performances with the Volksfest Singers as well as family members. As a result, they have acquired an impressive repertoire of traditional deutsche Lieder, classics from composers such as Beethoven and Wagner, and pop music from the Beatles and other modern songwriters.
In their efforts to celebrate and share Germanic culture with the community, our choir members have gained knowledge, poise, and confidence in creative expression.
The Engelmayers of Vienna Community Arts