"This has been an impossible task. All who tried out showed such wonderful talent and ability. Making this list has been the hardest thing I’ve had to do all year because I know that some very talented and wonderful young men and women are not included, and that breaks my heart. This task of putting together a choir where the voices match up and will work well together is challenging, and I always hope I listen carefully and get it right. To those of you who are not on this list, know of my love for you and the depth of admiration I have for you. You are all my kids, and always will be. There may be some other avenues that will be available to you to explore, and those avenues may take you in a direction you hadn’t considered before, but it may be just what you need at this point in your life. Keep an open mind and an open heart."
Now, those in next year's choir are:
Best of luck to all of you who auditioned and I hope that however it turned out that you know how talented you really are.