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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.

ONLINE AUCTION NOW OPEN!

AAYC is excited to announce that the ONLINE component of our auction is now OPEN!!!

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR BIDDING! https://www.32auctions.com/AAYC2017

It’s easy! Just sign up for an account and start shopping. Online bids set the starting values for the LIVE portion of the Silent Auction on March 17 (6:30 to 8:30 pm at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor). Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

We have over 60 wonderful items – some are one of a kind. Remember, this is a fundraiser for the Youth Chorale, so bid well, bid generously, and SUPPORT AAYC!
Proceeds go toward operational expenses and ensure that we continue to provide exceptional choral opportunities for children. Our goal for the fundraiser is $4,500Help us break that goal by bidding and by sharing the auction link with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers!

We’ll continue adding items as we receive them, so check back on the auction link https://www.32auctions.com/AAYC2017 often!

Choirs to perform new work inspired by Flint Water crisis

AAYC’s 30th Annual Spring Concert – 4:00 pm on May 6th in Ann Arbor’s Bethlehem UCC – promises to be an especially meaningful event, with the choirs performing a new work by composer Andrea Ramsey, entitled “But a Flint Holds Fire.” It’s sung to poetry by Christina Rossetti, with writings by Flint children about the water crisis, narrated by AAYC members.

Read more about this powerful work here:
http://www.colorado.edu/…/flint-holds-fire-cu-composer-send…

Silent Auction & Chorale Cabaret March 17

Silent Auction: Choral Cabaret flyer

Thanks to our generous sponsors!

We’re proud to announce our generous sponsors for the Silent Auction & Chorale Cabaret on March 17. Many thanks to Old National Bank and Camp Bow Wow of Ann Arbor!

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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!