About

Berks Youth Chorus consists of young people ages 7-18. We are a professionally trained and rigorously educated music ensemble. We sing the world’s great music—Bach to Beatles and everything in between!

The singers gain experience through weekly rehearsals, regular performances and lots of work with dedicated teachers, staff, parents, and volunteers. Through a rigorous music curriculum, the singers acquire an outstanding education and learn crucial life lessons—like teamwork, time management, priority setting, self-presentation, communication and personal responsibility. Our singers are held to high expectations that they want to meet.

Berks Youth Chorus performs in Reading throughout Berks County, and beyond… We sing in concert halls, churches, nursing homes, hospitals, and community centers. Audiences enjoy the wonder of live performances given joyfully and enthusiastically with innocence and the spontaneity of youth.

BYC’s dedication to musical excellence and incredible breadth of repertoire result in life changing opportunities for our singers, including collaborations with the following groups:

  • Berks Ballet Theatre
  • Berks Opera Workshop
  • Reading Choral Society
  • Reading Symphony Orchestra
  • Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra
  • The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
  • Wheatland Chorale