Seven Perfect Days in Morocco – Day One

On April 10, the S.T.A.R.S. landed in Casablanca to participate in the International Music Festival
“Sawt”. We came in force, with twenty members of our friends and family on point to fulfill our mission to bring the light both on and off the stage.

We were whisked from the airport straight to the theater where we met the other choirs. They greeted us with cheers, hugs and song as though we were members of a family reunion. After a quick shower, a classic Moroccan lunch of vegetable tagine and a few sound checks, we found ourselves on stage in the beautiful gardens of the Cultural Center of the American Consulate, singing to an international audience including foreign diplomats and local dignitaries. What a magical setting – a private garden party and the whole neighborhood was invited.

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From there, we moved across town to a lovely, intimate theater setting, where we hit them hard with Nuhjume bringing down the house with “Waka Waka” and “I Will Always Love You” followed by the whole ensemble and our signature finale of “Indescribable”. The balcony was filled with the other choirs hooting and hollering “We love you S.T.A.R.S.!” We loved them back with our harmonies and smiles. Once again, music crossed all cultural and language boundaries.

That was only day one of our seven perfect days in Morocco.

2013 Bowl-A-Thon Date Announced

SAVE THE DATE!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

It’s Bowl-A-Thon time again!

Be one of hundreds of people across fifteen cities and five countries, simultaneously bowling for dollars in support of Singers Taking Action Reaching Souls.

Please join us in supporting The S.T.A.R.S. Vocal Ensemble’s International Ambassadorship.
Our next ambassadorship is an Asian Tour, which includes concerts in Malaysia & Hong Kong.

 

Ben Vereen Headlines Benefit for Rocky Mountain PBS

Thanks to a blizzard that dumped a ton of snow on the metro area and left roads slick with ice, not everyone who’d purchased a ticket for Ben Vereen’s Feb. 2 appearance at Newman Center for the Performing Arts showed up. But those who did were in for a treat. Vereen, who’d just been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, stayed on stage for 2 1/2 hours. His performance was a preview of the autobiographical production “Tenacity,” which will open on Broadway in July. In addition to Vereen, the show also included numbers by the S.T.A.R.S. Trio and Colorado Ballet.