AAYC receives Kiwanis grant

We are delighted to announce that the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale has received a grant supporting tuition scholarships for 2018-19 from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation. Ours was one of 85 applications chosen – an honor for which we are extremely grateful. Thank you, Kiwanis Club!

Read about the grant program here (we’re listed as A2 Youth Chorale): https://a2kiwanisfoundation.org/groups-we-support/.

You can support Kiwanis’s efforts to help children in our community by donating to and shopping at their Thrift Sale, now on Jackson Road: https://a2kiwanisfoundation.org/donate/.

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Have a GREAT summer!

Thanks for a fantastic season, everyone! Enjoy your summer and we’ll see you in the fall for more music, friends and FUN!!

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Thanks to Julia Chu for 20 years with AAYC

During the 2018 Spring Concert, Mrs. Powell made a special presentation to Julia Chu to mark her 20th season as volunteer Choir Coordinator for AAYC’s Descant Choir. Julia later wrote on Facebook, “They surprised me with this beautiful photograph. Thank you so much. I will cherish it forever.”

Thank you, Julia, for twenty years of devoted service to AAYC. We love and appreciate you!!

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Bravo!

Congratulations to our choirs, choir directors and accompanists on their gorgeously sung Spring Concert! Thank you for your wonderful music, enthusiasm, talent and hard work – today and all this season. Ann Arbor is proud of you!

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AAYC Spring Concert Saturday, May 5

Spring is finally here! Celebrate by bringing your friends and family to the concert that wraps up a fantastic season!

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Tell your friends about AAYC auditions!

Do you have friends who enjoy music and singing? Tell them about AAYC and auditions for the 2018-2019 season. We have excellent singing, exciting concerts and FUN planned! They can register to audition right here on the drop down menu.

Spring Auditions 2018 with quotes JUNE ONLY

Auction “Flash Sell” – some great items remain!

Thanks again to everyone who joined us at our Silent Auction fundraiser in March, and special thanks to those of you who bid. If you were lucky, you brought home some unique and valuable items.

Only a few things remain from the auction, and they’re looking for good homes! Our “Flash Sell” is open for bidding on the 13 remaining items at https://www.32auctions.com/AAYCFlashSell.

Consider gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays or graduation. We have fun fitness opportunities, like bowling at Bel-Mark Lanes, family membership at PKSA Karate in Ann Arbor, weight loss classes at Applied Fitness Solutions, and fencing at the Ann Arbor Sword Club. We also have original artwork, beautiful hand knit garments, jewelry, and more.

The Flash Sell Auction will be held online only and runs through Saturday, May 5 at our Spring Concert. Winners will be announced at the post-concert reception; payment and pick-up of winnings will be at the event.

 

We love our corporate partners!

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Thanks to our Auction sponsors!

We are very pleased to announce that our sponsors for this year’s Silent Auction & Chorale Cabaret are Camp Bow Wow (for the second year) and King’s Keyboard House (new sponsors). We’re thrilled and grateful to partner with them for our biggest fundraiser of the year!

King’s Keyboard House is located at 2363 E Stadium Blvd in Ann Arbor, and offers pianos, piano lessons, tuning, accessories, moving and repair:

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Camp Bow Wow, located at 552 State Circle in Ann Arbor, provides dog day care, boarding, grooming, and lots of ways to keep your furry friend happy and healthy:

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Concert Choir’s Chicago Tour

Please wish Concert Choir good luck in their trip to Chicago next weekend! We depart early Friday morning, visit the Museum of Science and Industry, and in the evening see “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
Concert Choir will spend all of Saturday rehearsing with two other area youth choirs in preparation for a 7:00 concert at First United Church of Oak Park, IL. Part of the day will be spent in composition workshops creating (and learning very quickly!) a work that they’ll perform that evening. What an amazing experience that will be!
On Sunday, we’ll visit the Shedd Aquarium, visit Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower for an unforgettable view of Chicago, and get in a little bowling before heading home to Ann Arbor late in the afternoon.
Putting all this together has been a major effort and accomplishment for Bonnie Kidd, Jamie Phillips, Steve Roberts of Corporate Travel, and Concert Choir members, who’ve been working hard to prepare. This is AAYC’s first tour in 11 years, and we hope there’ll be more. Touring is important for our choir members’ musical and personal development, as they learn and work together towards a sizable goal. And have a fantastic time!
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