Songs of Hope™ participants enjoy a wide range of activities selected to entertain, educate, stimulate, and challenge. The project is justly famous for our unique and popular Getting-To-Know-You™ (GTKY™) sessions. There's no typical GTKY™.
One night, you might find yourself sitting with all the first-year Hopers™ in front of a giant pile of candies from countries worldwide. Taking turns with the other kids, you close your eyes, reach in, take a candy, unwrap it, pop it in your mouth, and then try to guess the country of origin. Sweet but spicy and hot? Does that mean Mexico? Or is that just a stereotype of Mexican food?
On another day, your roommates and you might be challenged to invent a short play based on a folk tale from one of your roommates’ countries and then present it to the all the other kids. On another night, the GTKY™ might be an inventive game looking at some causes of cultural differences. On another night, there's a wild and crazy cultural scavenger hunt.
Rehearsal and Performance
Getting the concert ready involves vocal rehearsals, dance sessions, percussion rehearsals, and many other forms of rehearsal and performance learning. The performances include:
- Full Concerts
- Smaller Arts-In-Service Performances
- Concerts for Special Audiences
- School Concerts
- Music Workshops
Travel and Events
Songs of Hope enjoys the benefit of being located in the middle of a large, culturally vibrant metropolitan area. SOH participants have many chances to take advantage of different offerings in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. Each summer's project includes offerings like: