Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Choralfest Concert returns to the stage

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – After the pandemic canceled the traditional start to the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir season last year, their annual summer concert returned Friday night.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir presented ‘Passport: A World of Music’ at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre. The choir performed music from different countries all over the globe.

The choir was in a virtual setting last year for their week-long camp. The choir has dealt with the challenges of distancing, masks, and making sure everything is sanitized through the course of the past year and a half.

Choralfest is a week-long camp that kicks off each Fort Wayne Children’s Choir season. It is four and a half days of learning, singing, and friendship building, which culminates in a final concert.

Executive Artistic Director Jonathan Busarow says the kids learn many skills throughout the week. “They’ve been learning how to ring hand chimes, and having a folk dance class, and learning Taiko drums, and all sorts of other things including an art class and learning the ukulele, and how to play piano, and all sorts of things that will benefit them as musicians and people.”

You can find out more information about the choir and their upcoming performances by visiting their website.

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