Bridges of Song, a youth community sing
The South Hills Children's Choir hosts the annual “Bridges of Song” with teaching artist Dr. Joy Hirokawa. Joined by the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, Pittsburgh Girls Choir, and Giovani Voci, SHCC shares a day of choral singing and camaraderie open to all local youth on March 21, 2020 from 9:00-2:30 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Peters.
This event is meant to build bridges of understanding through friendship and the richness of a choir community. Constant interface with technology erodes societal relationships; singing develops them. Journalist Cassandra Sheppard notes “that singing in groups triggers the communal release of serotonin and oxytocin, the bonding hormone, and even synchronizes our heart beats. Group singing literally incentivized community over an 'each cave dweller for themselves' approach. Those who sang together were strongly bonded. . .”
A healthy lunch will be provided by Heisler’s Market, Harry's Pizza, Trader Joes, Eat N Park, Starbucks- McMurray, Chick fil A, and local bakeries. The day concludes with a free performance. Choristers will learn ASL in “Can You Hear Me?” by Bob Chilcott, recount WWII memories in “Homeland” by Randall Stroope, and enjoy a new work by Dr. Hirokawa. The public is welcome. Interested singers should register at http://shcchoir.org/bridges.html.