An Inspiring Look at the Creative Process Between a Choir Teacher and His Students

Los Angeles, March 1, 2018 – PBS SoCal KOCE is delighted to present the broadcast premiere of the documentary film BIG VOICE on March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Not only a film about choir and music, the award-winning BIG VOICE looks at the struggles of teenage life and is a testament to the importance of arts education in school.

The television production of BIG VOICE was co-produced by PBS SoCal and award-winning film director Varda Bar-Kar, who was determined to tell this story after she attended a Santa Monica High School (Samohi) Choir concert, and was touched by the high level of artistry choir director Jeffe Huls attained from his students.

From competitive auditions, to an off-campus retreat, through teenage angst and demanding schedules, BIG VOICE follows Huls over the course of one school year, as he molds his students’ talents into one voice. His passion for vocal excellence pushes his students to work hard, and together achieve a level of excellence he knows they can attain.

PBS SoCal will air BIG VOICE on March 29, at 8:00 p.m. PT. The film will also air on public broadcasting’s WORLD Channel Saturday, April 7, at 8:00 p.m. ET and 9:00 p.m. PT, and will also air on select PBS stations across the country starting in April (check local listings). For more information visit Big Voice on PBS SoCal.

About PBS SoCal

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PBS SoCal March 29, 2018


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