WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kyan Bashkoff, a fifth grader at West Orange’s St. Cloud Elementary School, recently had the experience of a lifetime when he performed alongside 50 fellow young singers at Radio City Music Hall.
As part of the New Jersey Youth Chorus select choir group "Coro Vivo," Bashkoff and his peers performed "Pat-a-Pan" and "Come In" prior to the annual Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.
“Coro Vivo” is a select choir of boys with 'unchanged voices' in grades 4-8 from across the state.
Earlier this fall, the group sang the National Anthem at Citifield prior to Mets first baseman Pete Alonso’s record-breaking 53rd homerun of the year and also appeared at the "Intermediate Youth Choir Festival" held at Montclair University's Cali School of Music.
“Coro Vivo” provides a supportive environment where boys can develop their voices as they change and naturally develop. The New Jersey Youth Chorus has five different choirs, dependent on age group and voice maturation. Weekly rehearsals are held in Chatham.
The New Jersey Youth Chorus provides a unique musical education that encourages a love and appreciation of choral music while nurturing personal growth and creative development. The program performs at various events throughout the year both domestically and internationally and is currently accepting applications for their 2019-2020 mid-year auditions in January.