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.
No question about it, the Youth Chorale has had an exciting season! We’ve collaborated in concerts with the U of M Women’s Glee Club, many voices one song, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. We’ve sung in venues including Hill Auditorium and Detroit’s Orchestra Hall. We’re now looking forward to the culmination of our season with our annual Spring Concert.
The concert will be held Saturday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m. at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 South 4th Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor. Both choruses are working very hard to prepare for this event, and it promises to be a beautiful afternoon of song. Make sure it’s on your calendars, and we’ll see you there!
If there’s anything we need right now, it’s SPRING!! And nothing beckons us to better weather like colorful spring plants and flowers. AAYC’s spring plant sale offers beautiful hanging baskets, Wave petunias, flowering landscape flats, 6-packs of herbs and vegetables, and more. Prices are good, and you’ll be supporting the Youth Chorale.
Youth Chorale members are taking orders right now for spring plants. Orders will be turned at rehearsal on Tuesday, March 25, so get yours in soon!
Because of the wonderful response, auditions for Ann Arbor Youth Chorale have been extended one more day – to Saturday, June 14th. If you have a child – or know of one – between the ages of 9-16 who LOVES to sing, please have him or her audition for us. The Youth Chorale is open to boys with unchanged voices and girls (ages 9-16) who are interested in high quality choral singing. Auditions are an easy 10-minute appointment. To request a time slot, go to “Auditions” in the menu bar and choose: “Sign Up”. It’s that simple!
If you missed the live webcast on Thursday night (maybe you were on stage!) of the AAYC Concert Choir singing Carmina Burana with the Detroit Symphony and the UMS Choral Union, don’t despair! You can go to dso.org/live at any time the week of February 2nd and watch it on demand. Just wait a few seconds . . . and voila! It looks and sounds amazing.
You can also find photos on our Facebook page of the Concert Choir at the DSO dress rehearsal and singing in the concerts. Just search The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale on Facebook.
Congratulations to the Concert Choir on their beautiful and spirited singing at every one of the four performances. We’re very proud of you!