Two of INSPIRE’s own members, Amy Honka (on the flute) & Mishawn Yardley (in the Grand Chorus) sang with the incredible East Valley Millennial Choir & Orchestra for three incredible performance in two nights. In fact, the choir sold out their two originally planned performances so quickly they added a third performance!
If you haven’t had a chance to experience this incredible choir you should mark your calendar’s now for their next performance. We are so proud of our INSPIRE members as they continue to share their amazing musical abilities!
ALL AGES • ALL FAITHS • ONE VOICE
Millennial Choirs & Orchestras, a performing force of over 2,000 participants, and growing. From its inception in 2007, MCO has become one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world, offering superb music training and professional performance opportunities to musicians of all ages and abilities.
MCO was founded for the purpose of teaching and encouraging excellence in quality sacred and classical music. Its primary purpose is to fulfill the need for more refined music education not only among the Mormons, but also among members of all faiths. MCO provides an invaluable learning environment whereby children, youth, and adults may associate and develop talents with those who maintain upstanding values, while instilling in its participants a deep love for sacred and classical music. The organization is made up of hundreds of volunteers who represent a variety of faiths.
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES
MCO currently rehearses in two locations: Arizona’s East Valley, and Orange County, California. In March 2013, MCO announced its third location will open in Dallas, Texas. MCO locales house seven performance ensembles, including non-auditioned choirs for children and youth ages 4-18, and auditioned adult choirs and symphony orchestras. All ensembles have one rehearsal each week, and perform regularly in the finest concert halls in their communities. These concerts unify audiences with inspiring, refined sacred and classical music.
Young Singers Chorus
High School (9th-12th grades)
Youth (6th-8th grades)
Children (2nd-5th grades)
Children (age 4 – 1st grade)
MCO exists under the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Millennial Music. Millennial Music houses Millennial Choirs & Orchestras, Millennial Music Publishing, and Millennial Composers Coalition, a group of talented composers who create fresh, current choral compositions and arrangements that are available at MillennialMusicPublishing.com.
MCO has released three albums: That Easter Morn (2009), Messiah in America (2011), which debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical chart, and its newest and highly-anticipated Christmas album, O Holy Night, released in November, 2012, landing in the top 10 of Billboard’s Traditional Classical chart for 7 weeks in a row.
To join one of MCO’s ensembles, click here.
INSPIRE was excited to play kickball with all those involved with the wonderful organization “Love, Your Friend.” Brigham Nicoll, the President and Founder of LYF became friends with INSPIRE’s Co-Founder, Michael Sackett and that is how the two organizations started their friendship.
INSPIRE hopes to partner up with LYF in the future and would love it if anyone else wants to join us…? 🙂
Here is a little more information about Love, Your Friend:
Love, your Friend is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to making time for our friends with physical and intellectual disabilities. We hold monthly activities throughout the year which help us accomplish our mission.
Mission of Love, your Friend
- Provide activities that create positive social experiences for our friends with physical and intellectual disabilities.
- Facilitate strong and enduring friendships among our members.
- Provide our members with experiences, opportunities and resources that empower them to accomplish their specific goals and dreams.
Kathy and Kylee rushed from the kickball game with “Love, Your Friend” (see previous blog post) to see Maddie play the lead, Princess Winifred “Fred,” in her high school musical, “Once Upon a Mattress.” Maddie and her fellow cast members were incredible and members of INSPIRE were glad to out in the audience cheering her on.