Every month we recognize one outstanding chorus member who has perfect attendance at rehearsals and goes above and beyond their call of duty to help the choir succeed. The Chorister of the Month experiences extreme stardom, receives an awesome gift card, and copious amounts of high-fives. We’re kicking off 2012 with the January Chorister of the Month. Upholding the law of our country by day and making audiences weep with his heavenly tenor voice by night, we present Jonathan Schildt, who has gone above his call of duty as a chorister but never above the law.
January Chorister of the Month: Jonathan Schildt
How long have you been in WPCS?
I joined WPCS in the fall of 2010.
What is your favorite WPCS memory so far?
Probably our twelve-hour “Choirstravaganza”: the performance on the local news morning show with the early call time, a noontime concert at Fourth Presbyterian on Michigan Avenue, a lunch outing with the choir, caroling at Cloudgate in Millennium Park, and an awesome end of the year choir party. It was great!
What hobbies do you have outside of choir?
Travel, outdoor adventures with my family, and attending any kind of music or dance performance wherever I happen to be.
If your life had a soundtrack what songs would be on it?
Pretty much any song by Rufus Wainwright, Baroque opera arias of Cecilia Bartoli, and the Bach Goldberg Variations. That’s all.
What is your guilty listening pleasure?
Sigh . . . Britney Spears.
If the choir were to plan a flash mob, what location would you choose and why?
8:30 a.m. on the el on a weekday morning. We can break the silence and (hopefully) bring some joy to all those people dreading their workdays.
You can learn more about Jon and other choir members by visiting out Meet the Choir page! Feel free to congratulate Jon on his leadership and tell him how awesome he is in the comment box below.