Exciting events are taking place at Pittsburgh Youth Chorus!
Raising Voices Spring 2016
As the region's premier choral organization for young voices, Pittsburgh Youth Chorus (PYC) is pleased to share some recent highlights as well as exciting upcoming events. To learn even more about PYC, we invite you to visit us online.
Washington DC Tour a Huge Success!
On March 19th, 58 members of PYC's Talisman and Bel Canto Singers - along with 16 parents, Mr. Funk, Mr. Schmidt and Ms. Carly - traveled to our nation's capitol for a fun-filled tour. Musical highlights of the trip included a joint concert with the DC Boy Choir. Under the direction of Eleanor Stewart, the DC Boy Choir "wowed" PYC choristers with their skillful use of American Sign Language on several of their pieces.
PYC also participated in a choral workshop presented by Dr. Stan Engebretson, head of choral studies at George Mason University and Artistic Director and Conductor of the National Philharmonic.
PYC returned safely to Pittsburgh late on March 21st.
Members of PYC and TRYPO to present Joint Concert
Pittsburgh Youth Chorus and Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras [TRYPO] - two of Pittsburgh's finest music organizations for young people - will present talented, young members of their ensembles in a shared community concert on Sunday, April 17th, 3:00 PM at Coraopolis United Methodist Church located at 1205 Ridge Avenue.
PYC will present its Troubadour choir under the direction of Angela Evans. As the first rung in PYC's three-tiered choral education program, members of this 68-voice ensemble are typically ages 8-11 years of age.
TRYPO will be presenting the Middle C String Quartet, from its Youth Chamber Connection. The Youth Chamber Connection is a program for members of TRYPO, the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Duquesne University's City Music Center, which
provides chamber music education and performance opportunities for Pittsburgh's youth.
This concert is free and open to the public; donations will be collected benefiting scholarships for students in each program.
PYC to present Annual Spring Concert
Join us on Saturday, April 30th at 4:00 PM when we present our annual spring concert, "What a Wonderful World" at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance through the PYC website. Early bird pricing is in effect until April 9th! Tickets will also be available at the door.
Auditions for the 2016-2017 season will be held on Monday, May 9th from 6-8 PM. We invite young singers entering grade 3 and above in September to come and sing for us.
Neighborhood Training Choirs invite you to an "INFORMANCE"
Our new Neighborhood Training Choir program for children in grades 2 and 3 is off to a terrific start! Offered in two locations, a total of 31 children attended two 12-week sessions this year. The North Hills NTC, instructed by Ms. Julie Perrotte meets in Allison Park and the South Hills NTC, instructed by Megan Froehlich meets in Upper Saint Clair. During the final class at each location, the children will present a brief "INFORMANCE" for family and guests. They will be joined by members of PYC who will perform one or two pieces from their spring repertoire. If you are interested in attending one of these free and informative performance, please join us!
April 12th at 6:30 pm at the North Hills NTC
Saint Paul's United Methodist Church in Allison Park
April 19th at 6:30 PM at the South Hills NTC
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper Saint Clair
The NTC program will expand next year to include locations in Coraopolis and Oakland! Keep checking our website for details.
"Summer Singers" Day Camp
Summer Singers (formerly known as Summer Music Day Camp) is a music learning experience for children ages 7 to 11 years of age. This half-day camp program taught by Angela Evans is offered the week of July 25th, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 12 Noon. This year, Summer Singers will be held at the spacious Pittsburgh Opera headquarters located at 2425 Liberty Avenue in the heart of the Strip District. Parents can easily drive-in and drop-off and a member of the PYC staff will be there to greet your child and escort them inside to the "camp site".
And . . . on the final day of camp, children are given the opportunity to audition for PYC!
Take me out to the ball game!
PYC will perform the National Anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. NY Giants game on Tuesday, June 21st at 7:05 PM. Friends of PYC are selling tickets in advance and a portion of the proceeds benefit Friends of PYC. Please join us at the ballpark!
PIRATES TICKET ORDER FORM
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