I was shocked to find out that The Frederick Children’s Chorus has been around since 1985! Fortunately, I was able to sit down with their Assistant Director Lee DuBose Fuhr to talk about the Chorus’ history and future.
Their mission is to make sure that every child can sing more. Everyone can use more music in their life, and this is a group of people that are working hard to make this happen. Give this episode a listen to find out how they work with kids from 3 to 18 years old!
You can hear examples of the chorus before and after this interview, but nothing can truly capture hearing them live. Their next big show is the 23rd Messiah Sing-Along at The Weinberg Center.
Messiah Sing-Along: http://www.weinbergcenter.org/14753/annual-messiah-sing-along/
00:00 – Intro Clip of the Chorus
00:29 – What is The Frederick Children’s Chorus?
00:52 – The different age groups (3 to 18)
03:47 – How many boys?
05:30 – Team Building and Travel
06:28 – The look of the Chorus & Summer Camp
07:54 – More details about Summer Camp
09:19 – Are they an auditioned Chorus?
10:00 – Best age to join
12:01 – Is the Chorus on a semester system? When can you sign up?
12:55 – Where in Frederick is the Chorus?
13:55 – Upcoming Performances
15:47 – Singing in different languages and learning about other cultures
17:30 – They sound excellent!
18:26 – Singing with Judy Collins
19:33 – How The Frederick Children’s Chorus got started
20:35 – Need for donations and volunteers
21:13 – Plugs!
21:31 – Closing clip of the Chorus