Imagine a World of Children SingingCrossing boundaries. Igniting hope. Stretching into the unknown. This is the magic that music can work in the world.
The Golden Gate International Children's and Youth Choral Festival is an unforgettable week of rehearsals, public performances, friendly competition, and cultural exchange. From July 8-14, 2012, top American and international choirs will gather together under the batons of Artistic Director Robert Geary and eminent guest conductors Maria Guinand and Stephen Leek. Together, we will embark on a voyage of musical discovery. The children will sing, learn and live with their peers from far and wide, rendering the faceless into friends.
In a world filled with borders, the Golden Gate Festival offers a rare opportunity for children to build bridges. Join us.
“If we bring children together from distinctly different cultures, we can help them connect as real people to real people. We can sidestep social conditioning and create bridges of understanding that make it difficult to harbor ill will. These children have a genuine experience, beyond soundbites and newflashes; they have joy.” Robert Geary, Artistic Director