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.
The Youth Chorale starts the year with a busy and exciting calendar of events! Here it is, in brief:
October 23, 2015: Game Night – FUN drop-off event for AAYC members, 7-9 pm
November 3, 2015: Winter Greenery fundraiser begins
November 17, 2015: turn In Winter Greenery orders
December 1, 2015: pick up Winter Greenery orders
December 4, 2015: dress rehearsal for Winter Concert – all AAYC members
December 6, 2015: Winter Concert, 4 pm at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. 4th Ave.
December 7, 2015: Dress Rehearsal with Ann Arbor Symphony
December 10, 2015: Dress Rehearsal with Ann Arbor Symphony
December 11, 2015: Holiday Pops concert with Ann Arbor Symphony, 8 pm at Hill Auditorium
Winter Break – no rehearsals until January 5, 2016
Welcome to Ann Arbor Youth Chorale’s 2015-16 season! We officially begin on Saturday, September 26th with Workshop Day. It’s a busy and exciting day of uniform fittings, new singer auditions (already scheduled), workshops for all singers, and an orientation meeting for parents and members. Parents will have a chance to sign up for important volunteering opportunities, if they have not already done so. And student members will receive their own t-shirt with the new AAYC logo.
We’re most excited to unveil our brand new AAYC tote bag! You’ll love them! They’re available for purchase for just $10.00 and are perfect for carrying your chorus music folder, pencil and water bottle to rehearsal each week.
Here’s a quick look at the Workshop Day schedule:
- 8:50 am–12:10 pm: Uniform fittings by appointment (see 9/13/15 email from administrator Lori Harris)
- Lunch on your own
- 1:20 pm–3:30 pm: Mandatory singing workshops for both Descant and Concert Choirs
- 3:30 pm-4:00 pm: Mandatory orientation meeting for choir member and at least one parent
You’ll find lots more valuable information in that email from Lori Harris, dated 9/13. Be sure to read it carefully.
See you ALL at Workshop Day on September 26th!
We are still accepting requests for Audition Appointments for our advanced choir, Concert Choir, and a very limited number for our beginning choir, Descant Choir, for the 2015-16 season. Auditions will take place Saturday, September 26, 2015. Please click the AUDITION tab to access the Audition Appointment request form.
AAYC is now scheduling auditions for the 2015 – 2016 season. Your brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends are all encouraged to try out, so send them our way! Auditions will be held Saturday, May 16th and again on Saturday, June 13th. To schedule an easy 10-minute appointment, just go to the Auditions drop-down menu.
Youth Chorale choirs are open to boys with unchanged voices and girls (ages 9-16) who are interested in high quality choral music and performance. Scholarships are available based on need.