Quincy Area Youth Chorus to perform Monday at Trinity United Church of Christ

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The Quincy Area Youth Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1 at Trinity United Church Auditions for the 2023-24 Youth Chorus to be held April 16 at Christ Lutheran Church. | Photo courtesy of Quincy Area Youth Chorus

QUINCY — The Quincy Area Youth Chorus will take the stage for a free spring concert at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, at Trinity United Church of Christ, South 24th and Cherry Lane.

The QAYC is comprised of talented singers from Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The choir will perform a variety of music from Mozart to African folk songs to a cover of a “Celtic Woman” song.

The Kinderchor is comprised of singers in grades three through six. It is conducted by Amy Fairchild and accompanied by Denise Pearcy. The Chamber and Concert Choirs, singers in grades seven through 12, are conducted by Paul Shelor and accompanied by Mary Shelor.

Free-will donations will be collected at the door and are greatly appreciated. There will be a reception at the church following the performance.

Auditions for the 2023-24 Youth Chorus will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 16 at Christ Lutheran Church, 333 S. 36th. Singers who will be in grades 3-12 in the fall are welcome to audition. Tuition is $60 per year. Scholarships are available.

The QAYC is supported by Encore Symphony Volunteer Council and grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Tracy Family Foundation, the Michelmann Foundation, the J.W. Gardner II Foundation, the Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust, and the following funds through the Community Foundation: Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund, Jayne & Leroy Boeckelman Fund for Young Musicians, Katherine Broemmel Endowment for the Arts, Paul H. & Anne B. Gardner Memorial Fund, and the Irwin Family Fund. All concerts are supported by season sponsors Knapheide Manufacturing and Blessing Health System.

Visit www.qsoa.org for information or call the symphony office at 217-222-2856 to schedule an audition.

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