I found this picture and thought it might be something you would like to share with the choir.
Heloisa Pinheiro is in her early 60’s now and was the inspiration for the piece. “Her sole contribution came in walking past the Rio de Janeiro bar frequented by a musician (Antonio Carlos Jobim) and lyricist (Vinicius de Moraes) in 1962, day after day, usually while picking up a pack of smokes for her mother or making her way to an obscure stretch of sand the world would soon come to know as Ipanema Beach. They'd noticed the girl and been moved to write a song, but in essence she was just an impressive pedestrian.” She now owns a dress shop in Sao Paulo called Garota de Ipanema.
Here’s the entire article if you want to read more.