Singers in the Danville Children's Choir have lists of favorite songs they have sung during their tenure in the well-traveled community chorus. For one, it may be a Broadway show tune from "Les Miserables" or "The Lion King"; for others, it might be a spiritual they learned at a choir festival in New York City or Disney World.
Some of the older singers have fond memories of Faure or Mozart pieces sung in cathedrals in New Orleans or Chicago. They have lots of music to choose from because they commit to memory over 30 pieces of music each year.
The auditioned chorus is completing a busy three-week schedule that included performances at the Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago, the Millar Chapel at Northwestern University, and the Cathedral Basilica in Covington. On April 23, it scored the second highest-ranking out of 11 national children's choirs at the Heritage Choral Festival in Chicago.