The mission of SOAR! Youth and Adult Choir is to offer a unique opportunity for at-risk children to become involved in a safe community of mentoring adult performers, focusing on appreciation of the arts with an emphasis on developing skills necessary for success in life.
We are very excited to expand our program to be able to reach younger children, particularly those who are in foster care, adopted, or in kinship care.
Having developed our program to meet the needs of older youth, the SOAR! Youth and Adult Choir is now able to expand our programming to meet the needs of the younger child. The developmental needs of the young child are markedly different, and our goal is to meet each child where he/she is. We will accomplish this through a group process, with music and movement being the primary mode of socialization and education.
The Eaglets will be team taught by Joyce Sprengelmeyer and Tina Peterson. Joyce is a retired public school music teacher for grades K- 8. Her favorite part of teaching was working with children’s choirs. Tina has also taught music in the public schools and performed in musicals and opera. Lessons will be based on the methods of Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze Eurthymics. We feel so fortunate to be able to offer such talented leadership to our young children.
Our Spring Season will begin on Tuesday, February 3 and runs through May 3.
Choir is on Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. at Unity Church, 3021 S. University Blvd. in Denver. We will be serving dinner at 6:15. One of our founding principles is to serve nutritional healthy foods and educate youth about healthy food choices. The Eaglets Choir will meet in a room that is child friendly, and we invite you to spend the first evening with us and assist your child in becoming comfortable with this new experience. We will be meeting with the parents as a group to discuss programming, expectations, and answer any questions you may have. Currently this program is being offered free of charge and expenses are covered by tax-deductible donations.
Please contact Linda Trantow, 303-946-6733, to enroll your child (ren).
“When we asked all of you to be a part of our entertainment at Light the Lights, we hoped it would be a magical evening with stellar performances. All of you were spectacular and gave our audience a great night to remember. It was the biggest crowd I have seen yet! Thank you for your time and your talent and enjoy the holidays! “
Belen De Leon
On November 18th, a Channel 9 news crew spent the evening with our choir, filming and interviewing our children and adults.This will be part of a human interest story set to air later this week.What a wonderful experience for our youth! Thanks Daniel, Megan, and Channel 9 News KUSA, for sharing our mission with your audience.