AAYC Auction is now online!

Check out AAYC’s Silent Auction online at https://www.32auctions.com/AAYC2019! Find unique and exciting items centered on local sports, museums, food, salon treatments, original artwork, theater, music, memorabilia, plus:

  • The AAYC Memory Quilt, “Remember Me Singing” – perfect for your chorister
  • A delicious and beautiful cake made specially for your event: birthday, anniversary, graduation, whatever you dream up!
  • Three-course dinner created by the winner of “Chopped Junior”
  • Local restaurant gift cards
  • Concert and theater tickets, including UMS, Detroit Symphony, Penny Seats, Purple Rose
  • Lessons in voice, piano and other instruments
  • Crafts and learning game for kids
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Jewelry that’s perfect for Mother’s Day!
  • Home brew created just for you
  • A beautiful stained glass mosaic

There’s so much available on our auction website. Bidding is easy, and ANYONE can bid. It’s fun too!

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King’s Keyboard sponsors AAYC Auction

We’re thrilled to announce that AAYC’s Silent Auction/Chorale Cabaret now has a second sponsor! MANY, many thanks to King’s Keyboard for their support of this important and FUN fundraiser for our choirs! The event is on Friday, March 15 at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We’ll see you there!

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AAYC Announces Auction Sponsor

We’re extremely thankful to Camp Bow Wow for sponsoring our Silent Auction/Chorale Cabaret for the THIRD year in a row. Thank you, Camp Bow Wow Ann Arbor, MI!

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Britten’s War Requiem

Ann Arbor Youth Chorale is honored and thrilled to be participating in the UMS production of Benjamin Britten’s magnificent and evocative “War Requiem” on Saturday, February 16 at 8 pm in Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium.

Visit https://ums.org/performance/brittens-war-requiem/ for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Benjamin Britten was commissioned to write his War Requiem for the re-consecration of Britain’s Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed by a Nazi bomb raid in 1940. The lifelong pacifist with deeply humanitarian beliefs had been thinking about writing a work that addressed the bloodshed and sorrow of war for many years, and this work provided his most powerful demonstration of its horror, devastation, and futility.

The War Requiem, dedicated to four of Britten’s friends who were killed during World War II, mixes the Latin words of the Mass for the Dead with poetry of Wilfred Owen, who was killed in action just one week before World War I ended. The work, conducted by Scott Hanoian, has never been performed on a UMS concert, and requires huge forces, including the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, UMS Choral Union, The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale, organ, and a chamber orchestra that accompanies the soloists: soprano Tatiana Pavlovskaya, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, and baritone Stephen Powell.

AAYC’s Flint Concert: “Music In the Heart of the City”

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Sign up for Chorale Cabaret Tryouts!

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Chorale Cabaret Tryouts February 3

CHORALE CABARET AUDITION SIGN UP IS NOW OPEN!

Is your AAYC member interested in performing an individual or group act in the Chorale Cabaret? Audition sign up is now open – https://goo.gl/forms/7p0fRGwq3iCHToe22! Get ready to SHOW US YOUR TALENT! Singing, dancing, instrumentals, skits, jokes, magic, individual or group acts – start dreaming up your act, assembling your group and rehearsing now…

Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019, between 1:30 and 5:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Road in Ann Arbor. All you have to do is wow the friendly judges with how well prepared you are! Unavailable on the audition day?

Video recorded acts may be submitted.

Contact aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org for information.

 

Holiday Pops 2018

The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale sang beautifully on December 14th with the Ann Arbor Symphony and area high school choruses at Hill Auditorium. Congratulations to our talented young performers! Here are some photos, courtesy of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra:

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AAYC in Holiday Pops 2018

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AAACF and Krause family grant announced

The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale is pleased to announce a generous grant from the Krause Family Charitable Giving Fund, which was established in 2013 to give to charitable organizations that support the arts or provide for basic human needs, including housing, food and education. Their grant to AAYC was made through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and is intended for general operating support.

We are sincerely grateful to AAACF and the Krause family for their support of our mission to provide high quality choral music education and thrilling performance opportunities to the area’s talented children. Thank you!

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Bravissimo!

Congratulations to the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale for their beautiful Winter Concert! They sang with artistry, professionalism and joy, and we’re all so proud of them!

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