Local Choir Director Featured on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ – NBC 7 San Diego
The San Diego-based founder of the Voices of Our City Choir made a special appearance on the Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday.
Steph Johnson shared how choir membership creates a sense of community, healing, and connection.
“In this area of music making, people opened up. They started telling us where they were and we started wrapping them up and helping them, ”Johnson told Clarkson.
Johnson formed the choir in 2016 after working with the homeless in the San Diego community. She discovered that the people she met had amazing musical talents and wanted to share them with the wider community.
“The choir started with one person, then it was five, then it was 250,” said Johnson.
In addition to making music, Johnson can help her choir members get back on their feet.
“The point [of starting the choir] was to offer that dignity and respect, to use a bathroom and eat good food, “said Johnson Clarkson on the air.
Voices of Our City Choir competed in America’s Got Talent in the 2020 season. They even made it to the semifinals of the show.
Johnson was accompanied on stage by “This is Us” star Chrissy Metz, singer-songwriter CL and actor, comedian and filmmaker Eugenio Derbez.