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.

50/50 Raffle fun at December concert!

Feeling lucky? Purchase a ticket (or several) for the 50/50 Raffle at our upcoming Winter Concert on December 6. AAYC will keep 50% of the ticket sales, with the other 50% being awarded as a cash prize to one very lucky winner!

Tickets will be sold only on concert day between 2:15 pm and 4:00 pm, before the start of the performance. The winner will be drawn at random during the program.

You must be present to win. Tickets are cash sales only, and you must be at least 18 years old to purchase a ticket. However, tickets can be given to children under the age of 18, and there is no age restriction for winning the prize. The maximum prize value is $500.

Tickets are $1 each. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold, so be sure to get your tickets early. And good luck!!

AAYC to sing in Holiday Pops concert December 11

Ann Arbor Youth Chorale – both Descant and Concert Choirs – is thrilled to perform with the Ann Arbor Symphony at their Holiday Pops Concert on Friday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m. in the magnificent Hill Auditorium. Tickets and information are available at http://www.a2so.com/events/holiday-pops/.

Come cheer on AAYC choristers as they sing! It’s the perfect way to welcome in this holiday season. Bring your family and friends for a festive evening of orchestra and voice, classical and pops at this annual A2SO tradition.

Join us for a flavorful FUNdraising event!

December 29th is the day to dine at the Briarwood Mall’s California Pizza Kitchen AND support Ann Arbor Youth Chorale. California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of our sales to Ann Arbor Youth Chorale. This runs all day long: lunch and dinner, dine-in and carry-out, even online orders, curb-side pick-up, and catering! Simply present a copy of our flyer along with your order.

The flyer is attached to the 11/29 newsletter, and a printed version will be handed out to singers at rehearsal on Tuesday, 12/1. Please makes copies and share it with your family, friends, business associates, and other members of your social network who might like to enjoy a nice meal benefitting our wonderful organization.

Whether you’re looking for something to do with the family, shopping, making exchanges at the mall, or just looking forward to an evening with no cooking and cleanup, plan to dine at our fundraiser on December 29th and support Ann Arbor Youth Chorale!

Winter Concert Sunday, December 6

The Descant and Concerts Choirs will present their beautiful Winter Concert on Sunday, December 6 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ at 423 S. Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor. The concert begins at 4:00 pm and is followed by a reception downstairs. Tickets will be sold at the door. AAYC spirit wear, totes and CDs are available for purchase – they all make great holiday gifts for your favorite singer(s) and their family!

AAYC’s Winter Concert promises a lifetime of memories for singers, families and friends. You won’t want to miss it!

(Be sure to read below for news about the 50/50 raffle!)

Student Messages and Advertising in Programs

Advertising in AAYC concert programs reaches several hundred local families and provides a great way to promote a business or organization. Best of all, ads support the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale!

Ads can be placed in both our Winter Concert (December 6, 2015) and Spring Concert (May 7, 2016) programs. Please download and print several copies of the order form, attached with the October 25 AAYC newsletter. Then share the form with businesses you know or frequent. Order forms, ad copy, and payment must be received by Tuesday, November 3, 2015, to be included in the Winter Concert program. Information including ad sizes, costs, and the AAYC address are all on the order form.

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It’s also time to start thinking about Student Messages for our Winter Concert program. This is a fun way to send special messages of support to your singer or singers. So start planning what you want to say! Messages are $10, with a maximum of 66 characters and spaces.

New this year: we also offer the option to include a photo with your message. From the October 25 newsletter, just download the Student Message order form for photo sizes and prices.