AAYC to sing in Holiday Pops concert December 11

Ann Arbor Youth Chorale – both Descant and Concert Choirs – is thrilled to perform with the Ann Arbor Symphony at their Holiday Pops Concert on Friday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m. in the magnificent Hill Auditorium. Tickets and information are available at http://www.a2so.com/events/holiday-pops/.

Come cheer on AAYC choristers as they sing! It’s the perfect way to welcome in this holiday season. Bring your family and friends for a festive evening of orchestra and voice, classical and pops at this annual A2SO tradition.

Join us for a flavorful FUNdraising event!

December 29th is the day to dine at the Briarwood Mall’s California Pizza Kitchen AND support Ann Arbor Youth Chorale. California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of our sales to Ann Arbor Youth Chorale. This runs all day long: lunch and dinner, dine-in and carry-out, even online orders, curb-side pick-up, and catering! Simply present a copy of our flyer along with your order.

The flyer is attached to the 11/29 newsletter, and a printed version will be handed out to singers at rehearsal on Tuesday, 12/1. Please makes copies and share it with your family, friends, business associates, and other members of your social network who might like to enjoy a nice meal benefitting our wonderful organization.

Whether you’re looking for something to do with the family, shopping, making exchanges at the mall, or just looking forward to an evening with no cooking and cleanup, plan to dine at our fundraiser on December 29th and support Ann Arbor Youth Chorale!

Winter Concert Sunday, December 6

The Descant and Concerts Choirs will present their beautiful Winter Concert on Sunday, December 6 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ at 423 S. Fourth Ave. in Ann Arbor. The concert begins at 4:00 pm and is followed by a reception downstairs. Tickets will be sold at the door. AAYC spirit wear, totes and CDs are available for purchase – they all make great holiday gifts for your favorite singer(s) and their family!

AAYC’s Winter Concert promises a lifetime of memories for singers, families and friends. You won’t want to miss it!

(Be sure to read below for news about the 50/50 raffle!)

Student Messages and Advertising in Programs

Advertising in AAYC concert programs reaches several hundred local families and provides a great way to promote a business or organization. Best of all, ads support the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale!

Ads can be placed in both our Winter Concert (December 6, 2015) and Spring Concert (May 7, 2016) programs. Please download and print several copies of the order form, attached with the October 25 AAYC newsletter. Then share the form with businesses you know or frequent. Order forms, ad copy, and payment must be received by Tuesday, November 3, 2015, to be included in the Winter Concert program. Information including ad sizes, costs, and the AAYC address are all on the order form.

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It’s also time to start thinking about Student Messages for our Winter Concert program. This is a fun way to send special messages of support to your singer or singers. So start planning what you want to say! Messages are $10, with a maximum of 66 characters and spaces.

New this year: we also offer the option to include a photo with your message. From the October 25 newsletter, just download the Student Message order form for photo sizes and prices.

Game Night on October 23rd!

In response to the great times we’ve had at this event in the past, we’re hosting Game Night again for Youth Chorale members. It’s an evening of fun for kids (with the help of volunteers), as they play cards or board games, snack and socialize. The event will be from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, October 23rd on the second floor of the NEW Center Building, 1100 N. Main in Ann Arbor. Parking and pick-up are easy, so it’s a convenient spot for this drop-off event.

Game Night is free, but we ask that you list your child on the sign-up sheet sent emailed by Lori Harris on October 11th newsletter. We also ask that each child bring a salty or sweet snack to share. AAYC will provide drinks, plates, napkins, etc.

This is a great chance to hang out with Youth Chorale kids and get to know them better. We hope to see lots of AAYC members at Game Night!

Fall 2015 Youth Chorale Season

The Youth Chorale continues with a busy and exciting calendar of events! Here it is, in brief:

December 1, 2015: pick up Winter Greenery orders

December 4, 2015: dress rehearsal for Winter Concert – all AAYC members

December 6, 2015: Winter Concert, 4 pm at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. 4th Ave.

December 7, 2015: Dress Rehearsal with Ann Arbor Symphony

December 10, 2015: Dress Rehearsal with Ann Arbor Symphony

December 11, 2015: Holiday Pops concert with Ann Arbor Symphony, 8 pm at Hill Auditorium

December 29, 2015: Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen, Briarwood Mall. The restaurant will donate 20% of all orders (with flyer) to Youth Chorale

Winter Break – no rehearsals until January 5, 2016

AAYC 2015-16 season is here!

Welcome to Ann Arbor Youth Chorale’s 2015-16 season! We officially begin on Saturday, September 26th with Workshop Day. It’s a busy and exciting day of uniform fittings, new singer auditions (already scheduled), workshops for all singers, and an orientation meeting for parents and members. Parents will have a chance to sign up for important volunteering opportunities, if they have not already done so. And student members will receive their own t-shirt with the new AAYC logo.

We’re most excited to unveil our brand new AAYC tote bag! You’ll love them! They’re available for purchase for just $10.00 and are perfect for carrying your chorus music folder, pencil and water bottle to rehearsal each week.

Here’s a quick look at the Workshop Day schedule:

  • 8:50 am–12:10 pm: Uniform fittings by appointment (see 9/13/15 email from administrator Lori Harris)
  • Lunch on your own
  • 1:20 pm–3:30 pm: Mandatory singing workshops for both Descant and Concert Choirs
  • 3:30 pm-4:00 pm: Mandatory orientation meeting for choir member and at least one parent

You’ll find lots more valuable information in that email from Lori Harris, dated 9/13. Be sure to read it carefully.

See you ALL at Workshop Day on September 26th!

Ann Arbor Youth Chorale on Facebook

If you haven’t already discovered it, AAYC is on Facebook! Just search Ann Arbor Youth Chorale and “like” us. You’ll find news, comments, photos of events like our concerts and the Zap Zone, links to AAYC on YouTube, and lots more.