Sunday, May 18, 2003

Talia Broering

Chorus: May Festival Youth Chorus

Age: 18

Home: Crestview Hills

School: Villa Madonna Academy

Why I do it: "Being surrounded with talented high school musicians and great directors, it's just an amazing experience, and I've learned so much."

Last great piece of choral music I performed: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach. "The music was challenging, and you had to be vocally independent, even though you were in a large chorus. It's gorgeous in the way it fits together."

Most embarrassing choir moment: "I can't think of noticeable goofs in front of the choir. There's no room for messing up."

Other talents: Danced the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker for ballet school recital; varsity tennis; piano; visual art and Cincinnati Young People's Theater.

When I'm not singing: "I'm playing tennis or dancing."

Favorite place to sing: "At my churches, St. Pius X in Edgewood, and Mary Queen of Heaven in Erlanger."

CDs in the car or stereo: Elton John's Aida, the original Broadway cast recording, and Celine Dion.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be: Sarah Brightman.

I've always wanted to: "be the lead in a Broadway musical. But I'm not a belter."

Youth choruses booming
More composers writing for young voices
Children should get head start in choirs
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• Youth chorus profiles:
Talia Broering
Mark Dapkins
Rachel Lang
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