Orlando Chamber Soloists
We Are South Dakota Virtual Choir 2013 YouTube link: We Are South Dakota
It is our great pleasure to wish you the very best this holiday season.
As 2013 comes to a close and we look back upon the year, we couldn’t be happier. We were the opening concert for the International Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC in May and our Chamber Music Festival completed 43 events with 39 free educational programs during the months of June and July. Our crowning moment is the highly successful virtual choir video, We Are South Dakota, presented on YouTube.com and viewed across the globe. The success of the video is still expanding and stands as a positive representation of the youth of South Dakota and a message to the world of peace and harmony this holiday season. You can enjoy and share the video on YouTube.com with a simple click on the photo above or a search of We Are South Dakota. We ask that you enjoy the hard work of the children and please share with your family and friends.
“We Are South Dakota Virtual Choir 2013” is a 15-month community collaborative effort including 160 voices, native drums and the professional musicians of the Orlando Chamber Soloists in residence throughout the Black Hills and Pine Ridge. The video features children ages 2-18, each recorded individually and combined into a mass virtual choir singing in Lakota and English. This community project included more than 40 Black Hills collaborative partners.
The virtual choir is a chance for each child to be a part of something bigger than themselves. The music and score was arranged so that every child interested could play or sing a part regardless of their musical experience or age.
The video continues our mission to break down economic and cultural barriers though music. Our collaborative partners include Ateyapi Mentoring, Black Hills Children’s Home, Calvary Lutheran Church, Children’s Alliance of the Northern Hills, General Beadle, Girls Inc., Phoebe Hearst Public Library, Rapid City Children’s Chorus, Rapid City Libraries, and SuAnne Big Crow Boys and Girls Club of Pine Ridge.
Orlando Chamber Soloists/Chamber Music Festival is a
501 (c) 3 non-profit organization
All of our educational programming is offered free and open to the public. Please consider supporting these great programs. Thank you.