《声音》启明星专刊 VOICES for Daystar Academy VOICES Spring/Summer Edition 2019 - Page 15

SPOTLIGHT Harvard Krokodiloes Radcliffe Pitches The Harvard Krokodiloes are very excited to visit Beijing once again this year and cannot thank Ivy Education enough for the opportunity to perform for your community. As a group, one of our main goals while touring is to inspire children around the world both to continue learning and to pursue the arts. While our members study in all kinds of fields at Harvard – from computer science and statistics to history and literature – we all still share a love of music. Part of our message to children is that no matter what you do academically or professionally, you should always make time for the things that you love. At the Charity Concert this year we hope to use the energy and excitement of our performance, singing classic American jazz, rock, swing, and folk music, to encourage the audience to give generously to the worthy causes that Ivy has chosen to support. Along with our sister group, the Radcliffe Pitches, we hope our performance inspires students, both boys and girls, to value education and to apply themselves in developing their individual skills and talents both in and out of the classroom. Above all though, we hope that everyone in attendance at the concert has fun and shares in the joy that we feel as we make music together. The Radcliffe Pitches are thrilled to be travelling to China on a performance tour this June. It is an incredible opportunity because it allows us to share our music with an international audience. Our concerts on campus cater to Harvard community audience members who are familiar with our repertoire. When we travel abroad, we perform for unfamiliar faces who may have never heard a cappella music performed live before. The event that the Pitches are most excited for is our charity concert. We will perform a one- hour set, in addition to a few songs with our brother group, the Harvard Krokodiloes. Audience members can look forward to romantic ballads, upbeat standards, and a classic Chinese song. Importantly, the profits of this event will be donated to two wonderful charities, Dew Drop Little Flowers and Educating Girls of Rural China. The former organization promotes the medical well-being of Chinese orphans and the latter helps educate low-income girls in Gansu province. The Pitches are grateful for the opportunity to give back to Chinese charities given how much we will have gained from our experiences in China on tour. 13