|Aired Thursday, April 20, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
|Singers in the Indianapolis Children’s Choir,
the largest children's choir program in the country, are from all
different socioeconomic backgrounds. But, they have one thing in
common. They all love to sing, and through the instruction they receive,
they sing beautifully.
this one hour, behind-the-scenes program made possible
through a grant from Lilly Endowment, supporting
Indiana’s heritage of cultural accomplishment,
see – and
hear – how ordinary kids
not only learn to sing, they become highly trained
voices, gaining a greater sense of self-worth,
a sense of pride, a sense of camaraderie with kids
who are not the same as them, but who like the
same thing – singing.
Hear the transformation of normal, every day kids,
who, through their artistic experience with the
choir, become an extraordinary choir.
Meet Henry Leck, the visionary, the founder, a
conductor’s conductor; and Ruth Dwyer, the
disciplinarian with a heart of gold – and
a sense of humor. Fall in love with singers you
won't soon forget.
The Indianapolis Children's Choir has grown from
240 students in 1986 to today's 16 choirs and 1,700
children who travel around the world to perform
in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Canterbury Cathedral
and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.
|In Endless Song can be seen nationwide
through American Public Television.