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.

AAYC to sing in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

It’s not too early to order tickets for the Youth Chorale’s performance of Britten’s War Requiem with the Flint Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm. Both Concert and Descant Choirs will sing in this concert, along with the Flint Festival Chorus and soloists.

The War Requiem was written in 1961 and 1962 by British composer Benjamin Britten for the new Coventry Cathedral, built to replace the original 14th century structure that was destroyed in World War II. Britten’s text combines the traditional Latin Requiem Mass with poems by the World War I-era English poet, Wilfred Owen. The large-scale work is scored for soloists, chorus, children’s chorus, two orchestras and organ.

The concert will take place at Flint’s beautiful concert venue, The Whiting. For best available seats, we suggest purchasing your tickets well in advance. Please visit The Whiting at http://www.thewhiting.com/index.aspx for directions and other information, and online ticket sales at: http://thewhiting.com/tickets/index.aspx.

Zap Zone family fun on January 26th!

Prepare yourselves for fun – it’s almost time for the Youth Chorale to descend upon the Zap Zone!! That’s right, our big fundraiser/fun night is Monday, January 26 from 6-9 pm at the Zap Zone, 4177 Carpenter Road, across from Rave Motion Pictures. Join AAYC for an evening of hilarious fun, food and games, with laser tag, bumper cars, video games, pizza, pop, snacks and more. Adults will be plenty busy too, with a SILENT AUCTION full of exciting items that they’ll love! The Zap Zone event is open to all AAYC members past and present AND their families AND friends. That’s right, anyone can come! The past two years at the Zap Zone were total blasts, so bring your friends and family, and we’ll see you on January 26th!

Winter concert – celebrating the season!

Ann Arbor Youth Chorale’s winter concert is just around the corner! If it’s a cold and snowy day, your hearts will be warmed by the beautiful songs presented by Descant and Concert Choirs. The concert is on Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 pm at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. Fourth Avenue in Ann Arbor. Parking is easy at the William Street structure. Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. Bring your families and friends for what promises to be a memorable and inspiring concert!

Youth Chorale scarves

Have you noticed lately lots of Youth Chorale singers looking especially cheerful in their red and white winter weather gear? They’re wearing the new, eye-catching AAYC scarves that they ordered and received in November. It’s not too late to get your own! We’ll have some scarves for sale at the Winter Concert on December 4th. Look for them near the ticket table and BUNDLE UP for winter!

Winter Greenery Fundraiser

Our Winter Greenery Fundraising sale recently kicked off, featuring fresh wreaths, garlands, poinsettias and more. This sale, one of our primary fundraisers,  supports Youth Chorale and the exceptional musical experience it provides to its members.

Please ask family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to buy seasonal garlands and houseplants for themselves and as gifts!

Orders with payment are due on Tuesday, November 18. AAYC will offer a special prize to the members of each choir who have the highest sales.