Angel City Chorale
Megan Mayer 1/28/2016
The Angel City Chorale, a non-profit community choir, sings "Africa" in an interesting and unique way. Based in Los Angeles, California, this choir aims to provide entertainment and good works for its city through song, donations, and volunteering.
"Africa" by the American rock band Toto is a well known '80s song. The Angel City Chorale has put its own spin on it. In the beginning, the members rub their hands together, starting with a few of them then moving onward until the whole group is participating. It seems strange at first but then sounds like wind rustling through the grass before a storm. Next they slowly transition to snapping their fingers, making the sound of rain beginning to fall. When they move on to slapping their thighs, it sounds like the rainstorm has arrived. Lights flash in the back and they all jump when directed to simulate lightning and thunder.
Now that the audience has experienced the feeling of a storm coming and going, the music begins. Led by Sue Fink, the artistic director, they put on a wonderful performance. What a wonderful way to contribute their talents and give back to the community.