AAYC Receives Grant From Kiwanis Club

We’re delighted to announce that the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale has received another generous grant from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation. The grant supports our tuition and concert tour scholarship program for the 2019-20 season. Ours was chosen from among numerous applications – an honor for which we are extremely grateful. Thank you, Kiwanis Club!

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

Please support Kiwanis’s efforts to help children in our community by donating to and shopping at their wonderful Thrift Sale, now at the new Kiwanis Center, 100 N. Staebler at Jackson, one mile west of Zeeb Road. Learn all about the store here: http://www.kiwanissale.com/index.htm. Their slogan is “Help Us Help Kids,” and when you shop there, you’re helping Kiwanis help AAYC!

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Auditions for 2019-20 season Saturday, June 8

The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale has another fun and exciting season planned for 2019-2020. If you know boys or girls who love to sing, THIS is the place to be! Auditions are Saturday, June 8 and we still have some appointment times available. Visit our Auditions page to learn more and sign up.

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Thanks to Drinkmate for their sponsorship

Many thanks to Drinkmate for sponsoring our program printing for the Spring Concert! We’re most grateful to Douglas Wang and his family for their generous support.

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Now you can enjoy carbonated drinks at home, any time, and at a discounted price. Drinkmate offers a special discount to online shoppers. When you visit  www.idrinkproducts.com, enter the code “drinkmate2019” and you’ll receive a $20 discount when you purchase their product!

If your company, firm or department would like to sponsor a concert or other event (Auction/Chorale Cabaret, Performance Tour, Movie Night, etc.), please inquire at aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org.

AAYC Spring AUDITIONS

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EVERY kid who loves to sing should audition with the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale. They’ll sing great music in amazing concerts with their “peeps,” and they’ll have so much fun! Sign up and learn more at our Auditions page.

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AAYC’s Spring Concert May 4

Tell your friends and family, teachers and neighbors about AAYC’s 32nd Annual Spring Concert. You’ve been working hard to prepare, so let’s fill the seats!

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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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