The Liberty Elementary School Chorus, an after-school vocal group comprised of 46 fifth-grade students, welcomed Dr. Maria Kanyova as a guest presenter during its regular rehearsal on Wednesday, October 1st.
A widely-acclaimed soprano, actress, vocal professor at the University of Kansas School of Music, and mother of three current District 300 students, Dr. Kanyova shared her performance background, education, and love of music with a wide-eyed, enthusiastic audience.
She also provided commentary on video selections from operas including Madame Butterfly and Nixon in China, answered student questions, performed two selections for the chorus, and graciously allowed the chorus to perform a selection for her.
“I am very grateful for Dr. Kanyova’s dedication to sharing music with future generations,” said David Cahill, Liberty’s Chorus Director. “I am sure her performance has left a lasting, inspirational impact on our kids.”