Quincy Area Youth Chorus to audition singers for 2024-25 season on Saturday

Youth chorus 2022

The Youth Chorus performs at a holiday concert in 2022 accompanied by the Quincy Symphony Orhestra. | Photo courtesy of Quincy Symphony Orchestra

QUINCY — The Quincy Area Youth Chorus is inviting area singers in grades 3-12 to audition at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Luther Memorial Church, 1210 Jersey, for its 29th season of performances. Accepted singers will perform as an ensemble at two concerts and join the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Adult Chorus for its holiday family concert in December.

Auditioning children should prepare a song they enjoy singing. Call the Quincy Symphony office, 217-222-2856, ext. 11, to sign up for an audition time. Additional information is available at www.qsoa.org.

In a press release, Paul Shelor, QAYC conductor for more than 25 years, said, “It’s a rare opportunity for a young singer to be part of such a diverse choir and to have a chance to perform with a full orchestra.”

QAYC consists of boys with unchanged voices and girls in two performing groups. The Kinderchor for the younger singers is directed by Amy Fairchild, and Shelor directs the Concert Choir for older members. Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. Young singers perform concerts in the fall and spring and the combined performance with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in December. 

Founded in 1995, QAYC is a performing and educational outreach program within the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association. QAYC supplements school and church choral training with focused preparation and performance of excellent treble chorus literature.

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