The choir will be holding a choir summer camp July 7-9, 2:30-6:00 p.m. each day. Workshops include: Choir, Voice, Hand Bells/Tone Chimes, Guitar, Folk Dance, Painting, and Drama.
Tuition for the three-day camp is $75 per child. The camp will be held at 3408 S. Celeste Way (3175 East), Holladay.
No audition is required for summer camp, but there is an audition required to become a member of the choir.
Singers who are accepted will be able to perform with the choir in a Christmas Concert in the Tabernacle at Temple Square. The choir will also be performing at this year's BountifulSummerfest International Festival.
"It's impossible to describe the change it makes in a person's life when they participate with the choir," said parent Sherrie Stettler. "The confidence it brings and the opportunities to meet people from around the world, and to develop this level of skill is amazing. It's like having private voice lessons and then a contract to perform."
Choir members learn songs in more than 34 languages and traditional greetings in those languages.
"I like to sing in front of a bunch of people," said Denali Roberts, age 7, who is the youngest choir member and a Kaysville resident. "I started inJanuary."
"Ever since she was two, she would make up songs, in the car, at school, everywhere, she sings; she just loves it," said her mom, Alee. "We were looking for a choir that would develop her vocal talent and not just a show choir."
Another good thing the choir does, adds Alee, is to pair the youngest children up with a more experienced choir member to offer help as needed with the routine of rehearsals. She says it really helps the newness of the transition and gets the kids acquainted with other members more quickly.
Rehearsals are scheduled three times a week, with members being required to attend at least two.
The International Children's Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kathy Sorensen, specializes in music of many cultures and is known for their colorful, authentic international costumes. The ICC has performed at Carnegie Hall, St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Jordan and most recently Norway.
During the 2002 Winter Olympics they performed in "Light of the World" at the LDS Conference Center, in three Welcome the World concerts with the Utah Symphony, and in Cultural Olympiad concerts with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, John Williams, Fredricke von Stade and the King Singers.
The choir has also performed with the Utah Opera in Carmina Burana, I Pagliacci, Otello, La Boheme, and Hansel and Gretel. This year they recorded a CD with Enoch Train for Christmas release.
They have performed for the Dalai Lama, for national and international festivals and conferences, and for numerous dignitaries and delegations from around the world.
To register or for more information contact the Choir Office at 484-4227.