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Back In Session

The Gifford Children’s Choir under the direction of Jack Senzig and Timothy Keith Griffin Jr. is back in session for 2014-15.   The choir is full of very talented children.  Select members will be participating in making solo recordings of their favorite songs.  The best recording artists will be invited to participate in the Gifford Vocal Talent Blast to be held this spring.  We will hire a professional rock band to accompany our little rock stars on stage for a public concert.

Parents of GCC members should check the choir’s school website for updates http://sites.rusd.org/ac/

We encourage GCC members and others to consider joining other Racine choirs.

Auditions for Children’s Choir of teh Internet are open to all Southeastern Wisconsin children in 3rd-6th grade.  Auditions are October 2, 6PM at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 322 Ohio Street in Racine.  Teh Choir is directed by Mr. Senzig and Mr. Griffin. see http://www.OurMusicalLife.org

Concert Choir is for children in grades 6-8.  Auditions are also on October 2, 6PM at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 322 Ohio Street in Racine.  Concert Choir is directed by Mr. Griffin.


Gifford Elementary Choir Invitational Racine, WI

Join four Gifford Elementary School Choirs and a Guest choir on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 2 PM for a fine concert of young voices! The FREE concert will be in the Gifford Auditorium 8332 Northwestern Ave, Racine, WI.

Gifford Children’s Choir, Accent Choir, Caiman Chorus and Cadence choir will perform along with Children’s Choir of Teh Internet. The combined Festival choir will perform two world premieres at the concert. “The Leprechaun” was commissioned from Wallace De Pue of Bowling Green, OH. and “I Feel Cool” was commissioned from Brian Holmes of San Jose California. Gifford choir members contributed to the text of the latter piece. Other repertoire will include South African Freedom Songs in honor of Nelson Mandela, Let Her Go (Passenger), Kaze No Ne from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, The 6 Days of Minecraft and All of Me (Legend).

The Gifford Choirs are directed by Timothy Keith Griffin Jr. and Jack Senzig. More info about the Children’s Choir of teh Internet can be found at http://www.OurMusicalLife.org

Children’s Choir of teh Internet to Sing on Cloud Cult Album

Any kids want to sing on a rock band’s new album?  Former director of the Gifford Children’s Choir  Jack Senzig’s new elementary school choir is AppleChor.  AppleChor recently covered Cloud Cult’s Chemicals Collide on a concert of water related songs.  The audience generated the sounds of a rain storm as an intro.  Cloud Cult’s band leader enjoyed the performance and asked Senzig to organize a choir to record some music for their new album.  The choir will also be making a video for a new song for  Minecraft.  Contact Mr. Senzig at ourmusicallife@ymail.com or visit ourmusicallife.com for more info.

Enjoy the video.  The song starts at 1:23


Unveiled: Our First Project 2010-2011

Press Release:

Trololol Internet Meme Recreation

What does a Racine children’s choir that has received over 750,000 views on YouTube do for an encore?  More of the same, with a twist.

Last year, the Gifford Children’s Choir posted their video of “Still Alive” from the video game Portal to YouTube.  The video went viral and brought international attention to the choir and to Racine, WI.   Since then the choir was asked to audition for a TV show and has been invited to sing all over the world.

Director Jack Senzig has his sites set on a million views.  To get there he is calling all singers age 14 and above to participate in a cover of the internet meme known as “Trololo” or the “Russian Rick Roll”.   Younger singers can join with a parent.   20 instrumentalists and 400 singers are sought to fill the Gifford Auditorium.    Senzig got the idea from reading the comments on the choir’s videos.  “So many people questioned whether the audience understood what our last song was about, that I thought we would have this audience be in on the joke. I want to show the world what a cool place Racine, WI  is to live and this is a great way to do it.”  The event will be professionally filmed.

Here is the video to practice to:

Trololo will be rehearsed and recorded on December 4, 2010  in the Gifford Auditorium.   There will be an instrumental rehearsal on November 30, 7-8:30 PM at Gifford. Help is also being sought to obtain three Zoom H1 digital recorders and to professionally film the event.  If you want to participate leave your contact information as a comment below or email jon.senzig@racine.k12.wi.us