Sunday, May 18, 2003

Brittany Lucas

Chorus: School for Creative and Performing Arts Children's Choir

Age: 12

Home: Bond Hill

School: SCPA

Why I do it: "Because it's not all work; we still get to have fun. It's what I love to do - and it's what I can do best."

Last great piece of choral music I performed: A song called "My Melody" by SCPA alumnus William Owen Menefield. "We sang it May 7 at a concert at Music Hall with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. The words expressed a lot of things that people say when they graduate, and it was celebrating Music Hall's 125th anniversary, and it was a fun piece."

Most embarrassing choral moment: "When I did my first concert at Music Hall and forgot the words. (She has sung there many times, with the Cincinnati Pops and Cincinnati Opera.)

Other talents: Acting, creative writing, ballet, soccer, basketball.

When I'm not singing: "I'm playing with my little brother (Christopher Jones, 4)."

Favorite place to sing: "On Music Hall's stage, because it's a really big place, and it just feels good knowing that people come to hear me sing.

CD in the car or stereo: SCPA Children's Choir CD.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be: Nick Clooney.

I've always wanted to be: "a dancer, but unfortunately I'm not that graceful."

Future plans: Graduate from SCPA and go to college.

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