The Philadelphia Girls Choir is about to enter its third full season, with 200 singers in three ensembles: Etude, our introductory training choir, Cantata, our intermediate preparatory choir, and Concerto, our performing ensemble. In addition to local performances, the choir participated in the Philadelphia Festival for Young Musicians in the Spring of 2013, and performed the National Anthem for the Women's NCAA Basketball Semi-Finals. This season includes the Harmony for Peace Concert at Verizon Hall, appearances with Pennsylvania Ballet, and our first European tour in the Summer of 2014. The Philadelphia Girls Choir uses a holistic approach to choral music, relating singing technique, musicianship training, and choral performance to the broader human experience through art, dance, drama, history, geography, and cultural diversity. Each year is structured around a core idea, and each choir will learn repertoire that specifically relates to this theme. They then have the opportunity to visit museums, attend performances, and perform in locations that are tied to the core repertoire, reinforcing the significance of the music to the experience. Choral director Nathan Wadley has conducted in the United States and in Europe, including Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic, and has led several college and regional opera productions.