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!!
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!
Spring is finally here! Celebrate by bringing your friends and family to the concert that wraps up a fantastic season!
Do you know boys and girls who love music? Who enjoy singing? Tell them about our auditions for next season, and they’ll thank you for it! We have some very exciting concerts and fun events planned for 2018-2019. Sign up for an audition here, and we’ll see you on June 9!
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 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:
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:
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!
The ONLINE component of AAYC’s SILENT AUCTION is now OPEN!!! This is AAYC’s premier fundraiser for the 2017-18 season. Our net goal for the fundraiser is $7,000. Proceeds from your bids directly benefit AAYC programs and offerings.
Autographed sports gear, restaurants, breweries, original art pieces, jewelry, vocal lessons, theater tickets – there is something for everyone! Opening bids start well below the item’s retail value. But remember that this is not a fire sale, this is a fundraiser…so bid well, bid generously, and support AAYC! Bonus: If your bid exceeds the retail value, any amount above that value is tax-deductible!
CLICK HERE TO START YOUR BIDDING! – https://www.32auctions.com/AAYC2018
- Enjoy the fantastic variety of offerings and have fun bidding!
- Check back frequently to the auction website. There’ll be new offerings up until the event!
- Share the link with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. SHARE IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA!!
Thank you for your support, and HAPPY BIDDING!