Mount Washington Elementary School students will debut original songs composed over the last ten weeks through the LA Master Chorale's Voices Within program during a free concert on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. in the school's multipurpose room.
Thursday's show will feature the LA Master Chorale Chamber Singers performing with the students, most of whom have never studied music before.
The 10-week-long Voices Within program stressed collaboration, according to Libby Huebner, a spokesperson for the LA Master Chorale Chamber Singers. The LAMC artistic team of performer and artistic director, Marnie Mosiman, composer David O and Christy Crowl and writer/lyricist Corey Madden worked intensively with the students to guide them in creating original songs.
The students' songs focus on communication throughout history and were inspired by such topics as drum signals, the Pony Express, Morse Code, the telephone, sign language and the Internet.
Seating is first come, first serve.