I had the singular pleasure yesterday of working with a a talented group of younger people from the Young Australian Broadway Chorus group from within the Childrens Performing Company of Australia. It was hot and late in the afternoon, but the group worked with me assiduously for an hour or so to learn some music for an upcoming show they will be presenting in June this year.
What impresses me most about the work of this company, is their philosophy about personal growth through participation within a strong socially cohesive environment using the performing arts as framework. Members of the YABC demonstrated a number of skills to me yesterday that went far beyond their developed abilities to learn new; and quite complex Broadway music, within a short time frame. Really pretty impressive and I had fun!