- 9:00- 9:45am, Charles Wright Academy Lower School Music Room – Choristers (Grades 2-3); Connie Schmidt, Director
- 9:45- 10:45am, Charles Wright Academy Middle School Commons – Concert Choir (Grades 4-5); Leann Conley-Holcom, Director
- 11:00am- 12:30pm, Charles Wright Academy Middle School Commons – Chamber Choir (Grades 6-8); Judith Herrington, Director
- 1:00- 4:00pm, Charles Wright Academy Middle School Commons – Chorale (Judith Herrington & Alonso Brizuela, Directors)
Archives for January 2017
We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by Dr. Geoffrey Boers, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Washington, for a SUPER-CLINIC on Saturday February 4. Dr. Boers is our Conductor-In-Residence for the 2016- 2017 season. He will be working with our choirs in grades 2-12.
See below for the day’s schedule; college students, music educators and choral conductors are invited to bring a sack lunch and observe!
Saturday February 4: SUPER-CLINIC with Dr. Geoffrey Boers
Dr. Geoffrey Boers is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Washington in Seattle, a program widely recognized as forward thinking, unique, and of great distinction. Since his tenure at the University of Washington, the choral program has become a leader in promoting the performance, study and exchange of Baltic music in the United States. Geoffrey maintains an active conducting, teaching, workshop and clinic schedule; his recent engagements have included conducting concerts in Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Meyerson Concert Hall in Dallas, New York’s Alice Tully and Avery Fischer Hall at Lincoln Center, the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, and Benaroya Hall in Seattle. In addition he has served as artist-in-residence in Toronto, Ontario, Mainz, Germany, as well as Seoul, Korea with the world-renowned choir the Incheon City Chorale. In addition to his position at the UW, Boers sings professionally and is the conductor of the Tacoma Symphony Chorus.
We are gearing up for this summer’s international tour with an informational meeting this evening and tour choir rehearsals beginning in April.
Members of TYC Chorale have the opportunity to tour internationally every three years, and our next tour is in July 2017. Singers will spend eleven days touring and performing in Strasbourg, the Rhine region, Zurich, Canterbury and London.These tours are always the highlight of a singer’s time with TYC and the excitement is building!
Sunday January 29 will be our second annual Family Day of Song!
At this multi-generational event, TYC artistic staff will lead you in fun, accessible group singing. (Last year there was even folk dancing!)
Bring your neighbor, your best friend, your little brother or your grandma… all are invited to join in the singing. (Snacks provided, and no tickets needed.)
WHEN: Sunday January 29, 2017, 2-4pm
WHAT: Tacoma Youth Chorus’ Family Day of Song
WHO: Anyone and everyone!
WHY: For a delightful afternoon of music-making, together.
We are excited to welcome both returning and new TYC singers this week! We return to our regular rehearsal schedule this Tuesday and Wednesday.
There are opportunities for new members in all our choirs this new year! Now is the perfect time to visit a rehearsal and schedule an assessment with one of our directors. Contact our office at [email protected]
to arrange a visit and/or assessment!
Also coming up January 17 and 18th is our Bring A Friend Day: current members are encouraged to bring a buddy (no appointment needed) to join them for rehearsal and learn what TYC is all about. See you there!
Welcome back, TYC singers! Rehearsals resume Tuesday and Wednesday January 10-11. We’ve got new music for you, and an exciting roundup of performance opportunities coming up this spring! Do you know a new singer who’d like to join the fun? We’ve got opportunities in all choirs. Contact our office at [email protected]
to get connected and schedule a visit and assessment today!