Children’s Chorus celebrates with spring concert

Special to The Sun
The South Walton Children's Chorus rehearses for its upcoming spring concert. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

The South Walton Children’s Chorus will celebrate its one-year anniversary with the “Splendor of Spring” concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, with a reception to follow at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 N. County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.

“The spring concert is a finale to what we have been working on all semester,” said Director of the South Walton Children’s Chorus Kara Bishop. “We finally get to showcase all the beautiful and fun songs we’ve been preparing since February. It’s a celebration of spring and song. And, come on, who doesn’t want to watch a bunch of adorable kids sing their hearts out?”

Bishop, a renowned lyric-coloratura soprano who performed across Europe and the United States, has been working with children between the ages of 9 and 13 every Monday since early February to prepare for this event.

“The children’s progression since day one has been exponential. I set a high standard of excellence, which they exceed on a regular basis,” said Bishop. “They are always attentive and take my direction immediately. As a director, I really hit the jackpot and have a group of amazing kids.”

The South Walton Children’s Chorus was established in 2017 to teach the youth of South Walton and the surrounding areas to read music, strengthen vocal fundamentals and form long-lasting friendships. The chorus started with just seven children, but now, in concluding its third season, has more than 20 students capitalizing on this opportunity in the community.

“Music education is a must,” said Bishop. “Music is what makes us human. We all deserve a chance to partake in something so special.”

Visit the Splendor of Spring Facebook page for more information.