“Fresh & Original” a virtual concert of original songs and spoken word pieces written and created by members of the chorus. Working with Artistic Director Lindsey Deaton, songwriting coach Abby Dorsey, SDQYC accompanist Gina Seashore and playwright/rapper Miki Vale; members of the SDQYC have written more than nine original songs and spoken word pieces. Drawing from their experiences amidst the worst pandemic in a century, these young artists have been meeting weekly since Fall 2020 to create this unique concert experience.
The SDQYC is deeply grateful for the support from the Jason Mraz Foundation, San Diego Pride, and the San Diego Women’s Chorus. SDQYC is led by Founding Artistic Director Lindsey Deaton, who is the Founding Artistic Director of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and the Diverse City Youth Chorus in Cincinnati, OH. Lindsey’s work with choruses has been covered and featured on NPR, MSNBC, LA Weekly, The Advocate, and the LA Times.