《声音》启明星专刊 VOICES for Daystar Academy VOICES Spring/Summer Edition 2019 - Page 19

UP CLOSE Chelsea Chen, Soprano 2 (Freshman) Elizabeth Wu, Alto 1 (Sophomore) Esther Iya, Alto 2 (Junior) Hannah Johnston, Alto 1, Music Director (Senior) Lauren Lee, Soprano 2 (Freshman) Nuri Bhuiyan, Soprano 1 (Freshman) Rena Cohen, Soprano 1 (Freshman) Lila Williams, Alto 2, Business Manager (Sophomore) Sophie Webster, Alto 2, Tour Manager (Sophomore) Yasmin Yacoby, Alto 1 (Senior) singing a ballad or a block solo (a song without a soloist) is sit in a circle, all close our eyes, and sing the song together. This always has a beautiful, almost healing quality to it. Ivy Education Group is hosting the Pitches’ first ever China Tour! What are your thoughts about this opportunity? The Pitches are so grateful to the Ivy Education Group for making this possible! We are so excited to get to know students of all ages across the different academies and explore Beijing, Xi’an, and Ningbo. One particular excursion our members are looking forward to is climbing the Great Wall of China with our friends, the Krokodiloes! How will your performance here in China be different than your regular performances? Our performances in China will not be all too different from those back in Cambridge! We will bring the same jazzy flair we do to every show, with snaps and a cappella syllables galore. However, one exciting difference is that we will be introducing Chinese music into our concerts while we’re on tour! The Radcliffe Pitches will also be performing with the Harvard Krokodiloes for our Charity Concert! What are your thoughts on this concert? the Kroks and are looking forward to an exciting and meaningful evening all around. What can our audience members in Beijing, Xi’an and Ningbo look forward to? Audiences can look forward to energetic, high-caliber performances, featuring a variety of songs across many genres. Our repertoire ranges from timeless American jazz standards to, most recently, Beyoncé. We promise engaging shows for kids and adults alike, full of music, dance, and fun. And -- who knows -- we may even try our hand at singing in Chinese! What are you looking most forward to with regards to your China Tour? Not many of us have been to China before, so we are so looking forward to enjoying the sights, food, music, and culture, of course! However, I think we are most excited to meet the students and sing for (and, sometimes, with!) them. The chance to talk with students and share our experiences will certainly be a highlight and one of the most rewarding facets of the tour. Any final thoughts? Sending endless thanks Ivy Education Group for this unparalleled opportunity; we are so excited to sing for you soon! We feel so fortunate and honored to perform at this charity concert with the Krokodiloes. The charities the concert is supporting -- Dew Drop Little Flowers and Educating Girls of Rural China -- are such impactive organizations, and we could not be more excited to be singing on their behalf! We love to perform with 17