So what makes this group so special? Are they an elite group of singers pursuing vocal excellence? Do they have expectations of of winning the gold in Belleville?
The truth is they are average men who LOVE to sing and perform and they are using this as an opportunity to learn, grow, and frankly, have a really great time singing together. What a wonderful way to build community between multiple groups, which on their own, may not have had the membership or even the drive to enter this competition.
In a world where winning seems to be everything (think American Idol, Over The Rainbow, or X Factor), here are a bunch of singers doing it for the love of singing, for the learning that takes place, and for the fraternity and community it builds despite obvious obstacles.
I want to publicly thank the Grimsby, Huntsville, and North Bay Choruses for inviting me today to work with you and hopefully help you grow as singers and performers. Your enthusiasm and willingness to learn made my job a ton of fun. In addition, you taught me the valuable lesson that success is not always about winning. I wish you all the best in the competition and I truly hope you achieve YOUR success!