Many children from the choir experienced an adventure of a life time. For many it was the first time to fly in an airplane and to spend an entire week in such a big city. Some of the highlights were seeing Broadway Shows, riding the Subway, viewing the Statue of Liberty, walking through Central Park, reflecting at Ground Zero, walking in the rain and singing at Times Square. But those experiences were topped by performing on the historic stage at Radio City Music Hall. Almost all days were spent rehearsing for that amazing moment. They rehearsed in the Rockettes’ practice hall and at a New York pier. They met the other contests and developed great friendships. The night that they stood on the stage they looked so beautiful all dressed in their new wardrobes provided by America’s Got Talent. Sure enough there were many nervous kids and butterflies in their stomachs but they sang so angelically. The audience loved them and were on their feet as they sang. It was such a thrilling moment to see the audience response. After the show a few kids participated in the behind scene parties and events. The kids were in their element of just having fun. We were grateful for the amazing support that we received from our fans. We know that many of you voted for us. We had an amazing experience and we were grateful to be a part of the Quarter Finals on America’s Got Talent Season 9.
Are you ready for this . . . we just found out that we are going through to Radio City Music Hall.
There are many happy children cheering tonight. What an exciting time for these kids. It will be a first for many of the children to fly on an airplane and to be in such a big city. We are working really hard and having a fantastic time.
We feel so happy to be chosen as one of the Top 47 on America’s Got Talent.
Thanks Howard, Heidi, Mel B. and Howie. We can’t wait to see you again!
What a great time for the kids to relax and spend the evening playing games and running around together. The kids loved screaming as they were pulled under the parachute. They played basketball and jumped on the trampoline. Thank you to Amelia and her family for sharing their beautiful home with our large choir family.
We had a lot of fun on Monday ice skating at the Olympic Oval in Kearns. It was fun to see the older kids help the younger kids learn to skate. We also had some pro skaters among us. It was also awesome to see Masa skate while taking photos. Also thanks to Monica and her team and their hard work in providing such a fulfilling day for the choir.
The One Voice Children’s Choir was selected as the winner of the Best in State Children’s Performing Group for the Year 2014. Last night the choir was also presented that Best in State Boss Statue for the entire Arts and Entertainment category. What an honor and we would like to thank our community for presenting us with this amazing award. Prior to the gala the choir sang on the steps for the attendees.
DESERET NEWS Article reads:
One Voice Children’s Choir sings as members of many faiths in Utah County gathered together for the annual National Day of Prayer in Provo Thursday, May 1, 2014. The National Day of Prayer service brought together 40 different faith groups in Utah County and focused on this year’s theme, “Freedom of Prayer.” Prayer is important because it gives individuals guidance that they cannot get from themselves or others who are “just as fouled up as we are,” said keynote speaker Linda Walton, a chaplain at Utah Valley University. Instead, they are able to learn about right and wrong from God. “If we don’t communicate with God then we’ve got a problem,” Walton said. She helped start the celebration 20 years ago as part of the Utah Valley Ministerial Association and has worked to include all the faith traditions in Utah Valley, even those who consider themselves to be atheist or agnostic.
Photo Credit: Deseret News (Jeffrey D. Allred)
130 choir students joined up with Alex Boye to create another amazing video, Happy. This film was produced by Bryce and Laura from GoBig Films. The amazing artists Chris, Mandy and Koko Blush group spent countless hours with costumes, make-up and hair. The video was filmed at the new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah. What a treat to see the sharks and spend the entire evening in the lush rain forest. The video premiered at the Aquarium on April 8, 2014.
Saturday, the choir sang the National Anthem for the BYU men’s volleyball game. They were playing UCLA. It was fun to watch such a close game. The kids were all screaming and cheering for BYU. They won 3-1 sets over UCLA. The choir did an amazing job singing the National Anthem. A couple from Arizona said “The kids were amazing, what a beautiful arrangement.”
“Let It Go” cover from Frozen featuring the One Voice Children’s Choir with Alex Boye’ as the Snow King and Lexi Walker as the Snow Princess reached 16 million+ views on YouTube within the first week.
Music Arranged and Produced by Masa Fukuda
One Voice Children’s choir recorded @ One Voice Studio, engineered by Masa Fukuda.
Alex Boye and Lexi Walker recorded @ Soularium Recording Studio, engineered, mixed and mastered by Stoker White
Fashion & Styling by
Makeup By Tara Starling
Lexi’s Hairstyling By:
Video Director: Bryce Johnson
Production assistants: Laura Johnson, Dominick Norris
On Saturday, January 25th the choir sang for the Utah Jazz Game against the Washington Wizards. The director of the event said “The One Voice Children’s Choir was the best performance he has seen thus far.” They were amazing and the crowd loved them.