Voices of Hope Children’s Choir won over the hearts of viewers across America and the world as Semi-Finalists on America’s Got Talent Season 13.
Founded in 2015, Voices of Hope is a non-profit program made up of 100 talented children, ages 5-18, of all backgrounds and levels of experience.
In an effort to make music available to all children despite social or economic barriers, this program is entirely tuition free.
Singing inspirational music, the goal of the choir is to uplift the spirits of all who listen, to share a message of hope and peace and to learn positive self esteem and teamwork along the way.
We hope to change the world one song at a time.
Meet Our Team
Director of Voices of Hope Children’s Choir
Director Sarah Grandpré earned her B.A. in Vocal Performance and Music Education. She has over ten years of teaching and directing experience in choral music, musical theater, and vocal technique (Private Studio/Lifetime Music Academy/Yamaha Music Studios/Vanguard University of Southern California). Ms. Grandpré is an accomplished soloist. Career highlights include solo debuts of Brahms’ Requiem at Carnegie Hall with Manhattan Concert Productions, and Beethoven’s Mass in C Major at Royce Hall with UCLA Chorale and Philharmonia. Ms. Grandpré currently sings with several ensembles in Orange County and Los Angeles and can be seen as a recurring soloist on The Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller. She was recently featured in the Hour of Power Live! events in Holland and Germany. Ms. Grandpré runs a successful private studio in Orange County where she teaches vocal and piano technique.
Choir manager Deanna Jacobson has a B.A. in Sociology and a Masters in Education from UCLA. She taught a bilingual kindergarten and has been involved with children ever since. She has served on preschool boards, children’s ministry boards and coordinated vacation bible school for two years. Deanna, with her husband Pastor Russ Jacobson, led a ministry called Parents of Little Ones at their local church. For more than 10 years she has been a girl scout leader and currently helps to lead two troops. She is active in the PTA and through the PTA has helped to produce 9 musical productions, and she is involved with her children’s high school drama program and has assisted with several shows at that level. Deanna has been a part of Voices of Hope since day one and is blessed to be able to work with Sarah and her own three children, Teyo, Lani and Lea as well as the 70+ other wonderful children who sing in this choir.