Local Student Choristers Accompany Moscow Ballet Company in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes”
Many people are not aware that Pytor Tchaikovsky’s score for The Nutcracker’s The Waltz of the Snowflakes includes a wordless chorus. Tchaikovsky instructed that "This chorus should comprise 12 sopranos and 12 altos. It is all the more desirable that they should be youths from a choir."
In many cities on the tour local student choirs accompany the ballet company in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” scene. The choristers are 7 to 18 years old and rehearse prior to their performance with experienced and award-winning music directors. The live performance experience, in some of the country’s finest theatres and performing art centers, is an invaluable and rare opportunity for the young vocalists!
Moscow Ballet’s Musical Wunderkind is just one community engagement program fulfilling Moscow Ballet’s educational mission to provide arts enrichment for the local communities it performs in. Other programs include Musical Wunderkind Strings, New Horizons, Fine Art and Dance with Us programs.
Baltimore's American Kodály Children’s Chorus accompanies Moscow Ballet live at the Hippodrome Theatre
The American Kodály Children’s Chorus (AKCC)’s mission is to provide a nurturing environment where children in Baltimore’s greater metropolitan area can access high-quality musical instruction. Current choristers range from eight to eighteen-years-old and attend public, private and home school programs. Read more
Birmingham Girls' Choir accompanies Moscow Ballet December 28 live at Alabama Theatre
The Birmingham Girls’ Choir is a multi-cultural, non-profit organization that instills excellence in young girls through the study and performance of choral music. BGC seeks to enrich the lives of girls from all religious, racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The BGC staff ensures singers gain superior performing experience through the study of high-quality choral literature. BGC’s goal is to foster a commitment to musical and personal excellence through a progressively graded program that meets the individual needs of children. Read more
Detroit's Regina High School Choral Ensemble accompanies Moscow Ballet December 22 live at Fox Theatre
Detroit’s Regina High School Choral Ensemble is an all-female, by-audition-only, select choir ranging in age from 14 to 18. The ensemble offers students the opportunity to learn and perform more difficult music, represent Regina throughout the community with a variety of performances, and compete in high school music competition. Under the direction of Eleonore Ellero, The Regina Choral Ensemble has performed in and around Metro Detroit. Read more
Medicine Hat's College Girls' Choir accompanies Moscow Ballet live at the Canalta Centre
The Medicine Hat College Girls’ Choir is an auditioned choir of girls aged twelve to eighteen years of age. The vision of the choir is to provide teenage girls with the experience of achieving excellence in choral singing and to encourage a lifelong love of choral music. The choir was founded in 1982 by Carol Anderson and is now under the guidance of its current director, Katie-Anne Nemeth. Through their involvement with the choir, girls are given the opportunity to sing a challenging and varied repertoire of music from many countries and styles. Read more
Spokane's Crescendo Community Chorus accompanies Moscow Ballet live at First Interstate Center
Crescendo Community Chorus offers its singers opportunities to learn vocal skills, have rich musical experiences, and grow in self-awareness while working collaboratively as a group and with the community. Crescendo Community Chorus gives children an opportunity to use their voice in making a difference in the community and enriching their lives as musicians. Read more
Musical Wunderkind Choir Directors click here for more detailed information