Choir School of Delaware to launch virtual concert, literary series
WILMINGTON, Del. – A choir school that helps at-risk and underserved kids in Delaware is launching a new virtual concert series that’s aimed at improving literacy among children. The theme for The Choir School of Delaware’s year-long virtual series will be, “We Tell The Story.” Program organizers tell 47 ABC after noticing that students have already missed 35% of in-school time due to COVID-19, they wanted to focus on developing literacy and comprehension for the upcoming year. So to do this, they’ve incorporated a number of stories and novels into their choir repertoire including Shakespeare, Black history poets and authors, musicals based on books, and more.
“All of the concerts over the next year are related to literature and books and writing so that we could have a read-well integrated curriculum for the kids where they would be singing and also reading,” said Director of Music and Operations, Arreon Harley-Emerson.
As part of this renewed focus on literacy skills, the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library have partnered with The Choir School of Delaware.