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Youth Academy performs with Doc Watkins and his Orchestra at Live at the Copa Havana!

“Awesome!” “It rocked!” and “The band was amazing!” was just one of many glowing comments overheard after the Live at the Copa Havana performance. Excited singers gathered near the loading dock of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts waiting for their parents, and taking selfies with Associate Director, Rebecca Morgan. Live at the Copa Havana was a collaborative effort between Children’s Chorus of San Antonio and Doc Watkins, one of San Antonio’s well-known jazz pianists. CCSA Youth Academy women donned colorful scarves, and YA men showed off their stylish uniforms for this cabana-style performance.25111969715_4eeb246947_o

Inside H-E-B Performance Hall, the main concert hall of the Tobin Center, the orchestra level seating was lowered to create a tiered floor on which tables were set and decorated with colorful paper flowers. Audience members took in the performance complete with table service and refreshments. The concert was divided into three parts: Youth Academy, then Doc Watkins and his Orchestra, and finally a combined performance with both groups.

Repertoire for this concert proved challenging for singers as they worked to sing in Spanish, Portuguese, and Krao. (Read and watch a short clip about the rehearsal experience in the Rivard Report by clicking HERE.) Comments from the choir about the learning process behind the music emphasized the serious way that they tackled the music. “This was a really good learning experience for [us]” and “[we] really enjoyed working with Doc Watkins, he gave us a new perspective on this kind of music.” The effort was well rewarded by the enthusiasm and warm applause of the audience. Parents, too, noticed the enjoyment of the singers as they performed. “They had so much energy and were really connected to the music” were some thoughts shared at an after concert briefing. 

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All photos presented in this post have been provided by Page Graham. Children’s Chorus of San Antonio thanks him for his contribution and efforts.