Newsies:When you’ve got a hundred voices singing, who can hear a lousy whistle blow?
Central Coast Youth Chorus, which serves San Luis Obispo County, held their first Musical Movie Night in April. The socially distanced private screening of the musical Newsies was held at Galaxy Theatre in Atascadero with 50 choir members and supporters in attendance.
It’s been a challenging year for CCYC and other non-profits due to limitations on in-person gatherings. Especially challenging have been the recommendations against singing in groups. However, in the words of one choir member,
“Just because you can’t sing doesn’t mean you can’t be musical!”
And a musical night it was!
“Being in the theater with only members from our choir upped the fun factor immensely. We laughed at all the jokes, clapped after Seize the Day and The World Will Know, cheered when justice won out, and wiped away tears
after Christian Bale, starring as Jack Kelly, sang Santa Fe," said Jill Whaley, Executive Director for CCYC. The kids noshed on popcorn with refills and brought blankets to get cozy while enjoying the show.
Especially meaningful was the message behind the movie. Newsies teaches children that even during challenging times they can and do have power to make a change in their circumstances and in their community. They can chase their dreams and help others along the way.
"Thank you for a fun show tonight!!! Glad to be with other lovers of song again!"
- Marni-Lynn Ager
Marni-Lynn reminds us of another message from the movie: there is power in a community.
Together CCYC will “Arise and seize the day!”
Article by Erin Zvada, CCYC Onsite Manager
Our next and final singer get-together is on May 11th from 4 - 5:40 pm at the San Luis Obispo Nazarene Church (notice the new location!)
A Note from Ms. Kelley:
Hey, everyone!! We are so excited to see you next week! So many of you learned new instruments over the past year... Because of this, we will be hosting an instrumental jam session as part of our get-together! Feel free to bring a small hand drum, a guitar, a ukulele, a harp...whatever you'd like! All you need to do is learn chords D, G, and A. (Learn F# minor as a bonus!)
We also have special guests joining us, music activities, and more.... See you there!