Friday, May 28, 2010
Language Arts Teacher Peter Carini's son Joey is at an age where boys play basketball on the black top, run around playing tag, and play with other kids his age on the jungle gym, but at 11-years-old, Joey has a chance to do something not many people can say they've done — sing for the Pope.
Joey is a part of The Golden Gate Boys Choir, which on its webpage describes itself as" an independent organization committed to the tradition of boy choir training." The choir develops repertoire, vocal skills, and knowledge of music theory. These skills are proudly showcased in performances at local, national, and international levels,
They have been invited to sing in front of the Pope himself. The choir, headed by Steven Meyers, plans on going to the Vatican to sing for the Pope on New Year's Day 2011. They will be staying for two weeks. They are having fundraisers to help pay for their trip to Rome.
Carini said his son is "psyched about the whole thing but he doesn't fully grasp the concept of singing for the Pope, one of the most famous people in the world."
The GGBC have videos on YouTube and were even featured on a local radio station recently.