Entries by BigWilliam

INSPIRE Spotlight: Jason Alston

Jason Alston: Tenor 1. How did you learn about INSPIRE? I heard about INSPIRE through a friend. Amy Honka had posted that they would be having auditions, and at the time I had not been in a choir for at least a year and was ready to be back in one. Thought when I auditioned […]

The Voice of East Valley Competition

Our very own Michelle Moyer WON the Voice of the East Valley competition with this amazing rendition of “Broken Hearted”! INSPIRE: Youth also had their first public performance and they rocked! Justin Osmond actually invited them to open for the Osmonds at the Phoenix Zoo in front of the entire auditorium…so stay tuned for more […]

INSPIRE Member Highlight: Michelle Moyer

Michelle Moyer Alto Mesa, AZ 1.How did you hear or become involved with INSPIRE? I heard about it when I was in the play, “Price of Freedom” with Michael Sackett. 2.Besides music/singing what else are you passionate about or in what other ways do you creatively express yourself? I love dance. I took dance for […]

August 2013 Service Project at UMOM

The INSPIRE Chorus had an amazing experience volunteering at a UMOM New Day Center yesterday. UMOM is a shelter for the homeless with dependent children and families in transition.   The project was a literacy night for the kids who are residents there. We arrived early and set up tables and chairs and blankets all […]

Practice, Practice, Practice

I am being completely honest when I tell you that practice was over and everyone was just sitting around and talking. It was as if everyone likes each other or something?? But seriously, a choir that practices together, stays together!!

Start Something That Matters

I get a glimpse of someone who came to our fireside and felt love for the first time in a long time.I look out into the audience and can see what it looks like on someone’s face to feel hope again. I listen as a woman, w/ tears in her eyes, thanks INSPIRE because we spent the day clearing trails—and asked for nothing—in a state where we don’t even live. I come to choir practice with my head down and my heart burdened and I can’t leave rehearsal w/o being filled with the spirit and renewed strength. These experiences just scratch the surface of the power of starting something that matters!

And So It Begins…Again

Things get easier with practice and with time and so it goes with INSPIRE. We just had our first rehearsal with the new group and Michael and I were amazed as the level of commitment and talent! I couldn’t help but sit on the stage, staring out at the brilliant choir, and remember our humble […]

INSPIRE San Diego Choir Tour (Day 1)

Saturday June 29, 2013 9:oo AM-12:00 PM  —Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center/Service Project We sang, “My Kindness” A Capella for the other workers and a group of college kids and leaders who were visiting the Estuary. It was a great experience to give of our time at the Tijuana Estuary! 1:00-7:00 PM – Free time in […]