From Musicians, Parents and the Audience
The Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus is one of the finest children's
choruses I've heard anywhere in the world. Their musicianship and
discipline are exemplary.
Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director,
Emily Ellsworth, Bill Buhr and the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
spin pure gold. They are a dream come true!
Doreen Rao, Artistic Director Emerita
I would like to say in what extremely high regard I hold the Glen
Ellyn Children's Chorus. They have shown their innate musicality
as well as the highest standards of excellence. This is probably
one of the finest such choruses in the world and its artistic discipline
can only be described as exemplary.
the late Sir Georg Solti
The finest children's chorus I have ever heard.
the late Margaret Hillis, Founder Chicago Symphony
These children have done more for international ambassadorship
than the politicians have been able to do.
Ed Hornby, Canadian Cultural Attaché
The Glen Ellyn Children's Choir is among a handful of truly exceptional
children's choirs in this country. They have the highest professional
standards. But they are more than that. Under the direction of Emily
Ellsworth, they sing with a depth of emotion that reaches into the
soul of everyone lucky enough to experience their sound and their
Nick Page, composer
I consider that enrolling my children in the Glen Ellyn Children's
Chorus is the best investment in their character development I could
Laurie Reifel, Parent
After one month I have seen my child develop discipline and concentration
that carries over into her school work. The growth in her self esteem
is remarkable...she has blossomed.
Laura Livingston, Parent
My experience with the Chorus showed me the meaning of excellence
and the constant striving for excellence, and I carry it with me
still in everything that I choose to do.
Lyn Hudson Caponigro, Chorus Alum & Former Board
The Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus stands out in particular as a
Village treasure. They have won national and international acclaim,
and we thank them for being outstanding ambassadors of the community
Joe Wark, Glen Ellyn Village President
The Chorus is outstanding and stands alone among its peers.
Peter Roskam, Illinois State Senator
I love singing. It uplifts my spirit when I'm down and fills me
Monica Blacconeri, Chorister
When we come to Chorus we tend to forget our troubles and enter
a place that's peaceful and calm.
Ashley-Anne Furner, Chorister
I can loose myself in a harmony, or find myself in a melody.
Lissa Wearne, Chorister
There is no possible way I can tell you my love for this group.
It's like my second family.
Leah Oren, Chorister
To me, singing is life, and I know it's what I want to do.
Megan Doyle, Chorister
I sing because it brings out the best in me.
Maggie Fleming, Chorister
My heart feels so much lighter and freer when I sing.
Elizabeth Langkamp, Chorister
I depend on Chorus. Whenever I sing, I pour my whole heart and
soul into singing.
Katie Omanson, Chorister
As soon as I came to the GECC I was just completely amazed. It's
just a huge step beyond anything else. As soon as I heard the warm-ups,
I knew it was what I wanted.
Cailleach Weingart-Ryan, Chorister
Music is...a beautiful resource to help me grow and know and understand
myself. I want to introduce this wonderful sixth sense to people,
and open the doors for them that the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus
has opened for me.
Laura Blubaugh, Chorister
It really doesn't matter where you perform or if the audience is
big or small; it's all about the music and what that brings to people.
We'll always have that and that's all that really matters.
Rachel Appelt, Chorister