BYC Announces First Concert of 2017-2018

BYC Announces First Concert of 2017-2018

Reading, PA, September 26, 2017 Berks Youth Chorus (BYC) is pleased to announce the first concert in its 26th season. Visions and Memories will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Atonement Lutheran Church, in Wyomissing, PA. The concert will be sponsored by Steven & Lee/Griffin.

The concert will feature music that brings to mind what is important in life. Music will include the stirring “Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; the touching “Wanting Memories” by Sweet Honey in the Rock singer and composer, Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell; the exquisite “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter; and the charming blues setting of the nursery rhyme, “Mary had a Little Blues,” by Charles A. Collins.

The concert will include performances by auditioned members who are placed in one of the three levels of the chorus: MasterSingers (high school girls and boys with changed voices) led by Christopher Hoster; Chorale (children in grades 5 through 8) led by James Wilson; and Training Chorus (children in grades 3 and 4) led by Michelle Metz.

General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. VIP seating is $25. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 610-898-7664 or, as available, at the door.

With its headquarters and many rehearsals located in Reading’s geographically accessible GoggleWorks, and through community engagement projects such as Summer Sing, Berks Youth Chorus is dedicated to making life-changing musical opportunities available to all children. BYC provides a safe, nurturing environment where singers achieve, become engaged in a community of fellow singers, and are nourished artistically, emotionally, and spiritually.

The Chorus works with area public and private school music teachers to recruit singers for membership and for Summer Sing. Singers represent school districts, private schools and home schools throughout Berks County.

The concert season is supported by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and Reading Musical Foundation.

Dail Richie, Executive Director
Berks Youth Chorus
201 Washington Street, Suite 506B
Reading, PA 19601

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