COVID-19 and AAYC Status

Dear AAYC members and families,

We hope that you are all are staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented times. As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to escalate in Michigan, it is more evident than ever that we are in a marathon, not a sprint. In response, the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale has cancelled the remainder of its 2019-20 performance season.

While we are sad and disappointed, this isn’t goodbye.┬áThis is prioritizing our membership’s safety and refocusing our Board’s work to ensure that AAYC is able to continue making beautiful music together in the future.

The Board of Directors acknowledges that there are unanswered questions about the 2019-20 season and what is to come for the 2020-21 season. We assure you that discussions are ongoing on both topics and ask for your patience as we learn to operate in a temporary new reality. Decisions will be relayed to our membership as they are reached.

In the interim, our sincerest thanks to our singers for their eagerness to vocally challenge themselves this season. You accomplished so much in our shortened period of time and we are immensely proud of you. We miss you too – your warm smiles and your beautiful singing! Thanks also to our parents for supporting your child’s interest in the vocal arts and your dedication to our non-profit organization.

Warmest regards,

Ann Arbor Youth Chorale Board of Directors and Staff

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