Jan Nigro and the Vitamin L Chorus
Bringing Character Building Songs to Schools, Festivals, Teacher's Conferences and camps.
This outstanding vocal group offers concerts of uplifting, character-building, original songs from the four nationally released, award winning VITAMIN L recordings.
This vocal group from Ithaca, New York gave its first performance in 1989. Since that time, Vitamin L has had hundreds of performances at schools, festivals, camps and national education conferences. Vitamin L has performed for a United Nations World Children's Day event and for national organizations such as Community of Caring, Character Education Partnership, Cooperating School Districts, and Tom Lickona's Center for the Fourth and Fifth R's.
Since 1989, numerous young people from Ithaca, New York and the surrounding areas have been in the Vitamin L chorus. This has provided them with a unique opportunity to spread positive messages to young people while at the same time gaining the self-confidence and poise that can come from performing in front of large audiences. A diverse group of 70 Vitamin L chorus members take turns performing year round with Jan Nigro, Vitamin L's songwriter. Generally nine youth singers, ages 11 – 21, join Jan for each concert. Maintaining a diverse group of young singers is a priority for The Vitamin L Project.
The Vitamin L songs were written especially for elementary age children and they are used in some middle schools as well. There is audience participation on several songs.
The purpose of the Vitamin L project is to spread love and goodwill through music. We want to uplift and inspire young people and encourage positive character development through our music. Our objective is that the listeners will absorb the ideas we present and integrate them so that these ideas can help them make healthy choices and have healthy relationships with themselves and others.
Schools are given a songlist for the concert in advance and the music teacher is encouraged to teach the choruses of as many of the Vitamin L songs as possible before the concert date. We have found that doing this generates great excitement and creates greater benefit for the audience. Vitamin L concerts are full of HEART, HUMOR and MUSIC THAT ADULTS LOVE TOO!
TIME magazine stated: "Are your kids too old for Sesame Street but too young for Madonna? Give them a dose of Vitamin L."
Vitamin L received the Tompkins County Human Rights William DeWinter Youth Award in 1992 in Ithaca, New York.
Price varies depending on location. For more information about booking, contact Janice Nigro, Director of the Vitamin L Project, at vitaminLproject@hotmail.com or call (607) 273-4175.