On August 15, 2015, Global Leadership Initiative hosted the 3rd Annual Talent show to raised about $2,000 for the donation to underprivileged children locally and globally.
This year’s talent show was another huge success with the teamwork of all GLI members. From recruiting talents and designing flyers and programs to operating stage lights, sound systems, video recording and other logistics, the event was organized entirely by students from East Bay high schools. Show director and GLI Co-President Cherri Wang led the core member team, who worked diligently on and off the stage to ensure everything run smoothly.
Happy Valley Youth Chorus opened the show with a fun rendition of “Do Re Mi.” Taught and directed by Sophie Liu, a renowned music educator in the Bay Area, the chorus performs at various cultural and community events. They wowed the audience with a passionate performance and brought out the charm of this classic piece. Another highlight of the show was Justin Wang’s performance. The twelve-year-old piano prodigy began playing at the age of five and has since been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall for the past two years. He blew the audience away with his Etude Op. 104, No. 1 in B flat minor by Mendelssohn. Other young musicians included Linda Du, Lillian Du, Veronica Gong, Kevin Gao, Jerry Lai, Jason Lai, Sandy He, Ada Ji , and Tracy Li. They showcased their musical talents on the flute, clarinet, violin, and saxophone, as well as Chinese traditional instruments Guzheng and Erhu. Joyce Xu, the main soloist from the award-winning Cantabella Children’s Chorus, sung a beautiful song from Disney’s Frozen, “For the First Time in Forever.” Dancers also stirred up the heat in the audience. Elizabeth Tan and Daphne Yan performed a cute jazz duet. Angela Luo presented a powerful modern dance. But the highlight of the night was a dance by a group of GLI members, led by Ashley Zhuang and Adam Zhu. They stole the show with the popular “Little Apple Dance” that had the entire audience enthusiastically clapping along and laughing from their hearts. The final performance “The Same Song” by Happy Valley Youth Chorus captured the true sentiment of the show. The Chinese song described the joy and hope that people share, no matter what obstacles and barriers they had to go through, and ended the show on a high note.
GLI's third annual Talent Show was an amalgamation of many talents and cultures. It was amazing to see years of hard work and dedication culminated in a single performance. As this school year of achievement wraps up for Global Leadership, its members look forward to an even better year.
Note: The source of above description is from the article " GLI’s Got Talent" which was published in The Independent News, please visit the link for details: http://m.independentnews.com/community/gli-s-got-talent/article_ba920420-4c4c-11e5-bb03-eb907a3c87b0.html?mode=jqm
2015 TALENT SHOW