200 young women from iSing Silicon Valley, Palo Alto’s international award-winning girls’ chorus, take the stage for the first time at the Bing Concert Hall. Featured: the world premiere of Never Shall I Forget, iSing’s award-winning commission by composer Adam Schoenberg based on Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust memoir Night, songs of joy and solidarity Like a Singing Bird and Here I Stand, and iSing’s annual spring anthem, Grow Little Tree.
Featuring iSing Harmonics, Prephonics, and Polyphonics Choirs, Anny Cheng & Anna Khaydarova (piano), and the following guest artists: Emily Botel (violin), Ron Ho (violin), Lesley Robertson (viola), Warren Wu (cello), and Kent Reed (percussion).
About iSing Silicon Valley
Founded in 2013 by Artistic Directors Jennah Delp-Somers and Shane Troll, iSing Silicon Valley brings together more than 300 of the best young female singers in the Silicon Valley, offers them rigorous musical and vocal training while fostering artistry, engagement, and leadership, and guides them as they build and transform community through song.
Celebrated for innovative choral education methods and for the gorgeous vocal blend and joyous singing of their choruses, iSing also focused from the beginning on making a positive impact in the Silicon Valley. As iSing’s programs, events, and activities have brought singers, their families, and an ever-widening network of music lovers together, this young organization has quickly built a deeply-committed extended musical community and has attracted a large, enthusiastic audience, resulting in sold-out shows in the Bay Area Peninsula at all times of year.
In 2018, iSing moved on to both national and international stages: iSing competed in the 8th International Robert Schumann Choral Competition, in Zwickau, Germany, and came away with the Grand Prize. iSing also won Chorus America’s Dale Warland Singers Commission Award for a new musical work by Adam Schoenberg for treble voices, strings, and percussion, based on Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust memoir, Night. This commission, Never Shall I Forget, receives its world premiere today, on the Bing Concert Hall stage.
About Adam Schoenberg
Twice named among the Top 10 most performed living classical composers by orchestras in the United States, Grammy® nominated Adam Schoenberg’s (b. November 15, 1980) music is “invigorating” (Los Angeles Times), and full of “mystery and sensuality” (The New York Times). His works have received performances and premieres at the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Hollywood Bowl.