Kids get to sing with full orchestra
Among Chroma Musika's educational programs is a voice workshop that gives hundreds of kids from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to sing accompanied by a full symphonic orchestra — and record an album. The project also includes the production of a children’s book with the accompanying CD.
“The children not only get to experience vocal training, but they receive a crash course in sound theory and how all the software works,” says Ilias. “Some of them have never even heard an orchestra, so it is a dream come true for us to allow them the opportunity to sing with one.”
The workshops have proven wildly popular in both Greece and Canada.
“Our first project had 22 children and now they can include up to 450,” Ilias says. “After each production is completed, we hold a big gala for the kids to celebrate their achievement as co-creators of the art.”
While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought their work to a halt, Ilias and Diamantis look forward to continuing their next project in the coming months.