The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale is a non-profit organization whose goal is to enrich the culture and lives of the community by supporting and encouraging young singers to excel in both musical performance and social activities.

Chorale Cabaret Tryout Information for AAYC Members

Here are all the details you’ll need about trying out for AAYC’s “Chorale Cabaret” talent showcase, scheduled for March 17, in conjunction with the Silent Auction. We know lots of choir members will want to get involved – we hope you will too!

  1. IN-PERSON TRYOUTS for “Chorale Cabaret” are set for Sunday, Feb 5, 2017, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Road (corner of Greenview). Look for signs for where to enter and where to go once you’re inside. Parking at the church is easy and free. A parent or guardian should stay, and is welcome to watch your tryout.

In-person tryout times are between 3:00-7:00 pm. To choose your 10-minute time slot, follow this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F45ACAD2FA6F58-chorale. If you are trying out with others, please list all your group’s names in the same time slot. You have until Friday, February 3 at 9:00 pm to sign up.

A piano and a Bose speaker with Bluetooth connectivity will be available at tryouts. Please bring anything else you need for your act to be successful (sheet music, recorded music, music stands, props, script, etc.). Four friendly judges will be there to rate how well prepared your act is, your presentation, entertainment value, technique, and stage presence.

  1. If you cannot try out on Sunday, February 5th, or, if you prefer, YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR TRYOUT ON VIDEO. Simply upload your video to your Google Drive (you must have an active Gmail account) and share the video with aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org.  If you have questions on how to do this contact aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org for help. All videos must be received by 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd. Your video will be viewed and rated only by the same four friendly judges.
  1. Please also fill out a short online application form, whether trying out in person or on video: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScb6hjnbO8IryAYD0ARo8iaMFe6GcnguyU7-FZEuBkfUHjrtw/viewform. This is so we know who you are and what you plan to do for your tryout.

Children trying out will be notified about which acts are chosen by February 7 at the latest. Remember that everyone in AAYC participates in the show, as both Descant and Concert Choirs will perform that evening. This is a performance as well as a social and fundraising event, and we expect all singers and families to attend.

All acts that are accepted for the show are required to come to the dress rehearsal, Thursday, March 16 at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, 517 E. Washington St. between 5:30-8 pm.  Watch for exact times and other details after tryouts.

“Chorale Cabaret” and the Silent Auction, on Friday, March 17 at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, is going to be a super fun event for everyone, so be sure invite your friends too!

Mrs. Kidd’s son wins Concerto Competition at U of M

Congratulations to Sam Kidd, Mrs. Kidd’s son, who recently won the prestigious Concerto Competition at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance!  He’ll soon have the honor of singing the great song cycle Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler with the U of M symphony orchestra. Watch for information about when that concert will take place.
Sam, a junior, is a baritone with a phenomenal voice. After all, he was a member of Ann Arbor Youth Chorale for five years!! You can hear and see his audition in Hill Auditorium on this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMwY1Z7lHP0.

See you at rehearsal on Tuesday, January 10!


Photos from 2016 Winter Concert

Descant Choir’s photo op DC

CC big ending Concert Choir’s big finale

Alums join the choirs for “Remember Me Singing,” below

Remember Me Singing w: alums

all ainging“Remember Me Singing”

AAYC’s Winter Concert December 4th

Screen Shot Observer ad 2016

We can all be thankful for the beautiful and heartwarming sounds that quality children’s choirs like AAYC can make. This concert will lift your spirits!