VOICE OF HOPE ENSEMBLE
Our ensemble (called Voice of Hope) is a “for-credit,” elective class at The King’s Christian Academy that is open to KCA and homeschool students in grades nine through twelve. Admission to this ministering and performing group is by audition only.
Auditions are held in the spring and at the beginning of the school year. Requirements for admission are that the student must:
One of the year’s annual highlights is the overnight trip in mid-March to the Association of Christian Schools International Northeast Fine Arts Festival. At the Director’s discretion and according to the ACSI rules, certain students may compete in the Solo and Ensemble categories. The entire group may compete in either the Large Vocal Ensemble or Choir categories. Additionally, a small vocal ensemble may compete.
How to Join!
Students who wish to join “Ensemble” need to contact the Director prior to and as early as possible in the new school year to schedule an audition.
Vocal Ensemble Receives Top Ratings
The Ensemble performed at the ACSI Fine Arts Festival and received an Excellent rating. The Small Vocal Ensemble also performed at ACSI and received a Superior rating.
ON STAGE WITH THE ANNIE MOSES BAND
When the popular folk musicians, Annie Moses Band, go on tour in Pennsylvania this October, a group of talented students from The King’s Christian Academy will be with them. After receiving the first place score at the ACSI Fine Arts Festival in March, the band reached out to ensemble director, Amy Gass. Members of the school’s Voice of Hope ensemble were offered the once in a lifetime opportunity to perform six songs on stage with the Annie Moses Band.
KCA’s Voice of Hope ensemble will travel to Pennsylvania to sing in the group’s October 20 concert at the Lancaster Bible College. Vocal ensemble director, Mrs. Gass, states, ““I am extremely proud of this group. We have been blessed with this incredible opportunity to perform on a professional stage. We have been working very hard to learn these concert songs as well as prepare for other performances this year. Everyone is looking forward to being a part of this performance!”
KCA received the “Superior” rating at the ACSI Fine Arts Festival, placing above numerous other choirs in the north east. The group performs at several community and school functions throughout the year, including military events and church gatherings. Students must audition to become a part of this competitive group.
Our Voice of Hope Choir sings at Grandparents’ Day, Parents’ Day, PTF meetings, Baccalaureate, community events (by invitation) and church events/worship services (by invitation). Additionally, the group has its own Christmas and Spring Concerts, which are separate from other school events. Members of Ensemble may be nominated for the Cedarville University Music Showcase, which takes place in February at Cedarville University in Ohio. The 3-day choral workshop, comprised of outstanding high school singers, is designed to strengthen and enhance the students’ voices while providing a fun introduction to university life.