Welcome to our Interim Conductor for Kennebec Singers, Jennifer Hand Runge!

We are pleased to welcome Jen Runge to Wescustago Youth Chorale for the 2014-15 season.  She will be conducting Kennebec Singers while Lise Dunn takes a yearlong sabbatical from WYC (but not from her full time teaching position at Mast Landing School).

Jennifer Hand Runge received the Master of Music in Choral Conducting from New England Conservatory, and the Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College. She has studied conducting under Robert Greenlee, Tamara Brooks and Doreen Rao among others. Her choral music teaching experience includes Poly Prep Country Day School, Phillips Exeter Academy and The Pingry School. In addition to conducting, she has sung with Vox Nova Chamber Choir and currently teaches an early-childhood music and movement class at Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth.  She lives with her family in a 310 year old home in Yarmouth.

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More new singer auditions in the fall

We will be holding additional auditions one night in the fall prior to the start of our rehearsal season on September 8th.  Once we have our interim conductor hired, we will choose a night, either September 3rd or 4th.  If you wish to be added to the list for a slot, please email Lpalmer3@maine.rr.com

 

 

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Ball in the House Workshop for WYC singers

Singers, please join us for a workshop with men’s a cappella singing group “Ball in the House” on Saturday, May 31st at 5 PM until 6:30 PM at Freeport’s Theatre of Awesome.  Then plan to grab a quick dinner with your friends, and stay for the concert at 8 PM.  Tickets available through the Theatre’s box office, but ask for the WYC discount to get the $10 tickets.  675-4000Ball in the House workshop-page-0

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New Singer Auditions

We invite any interested singers to audition for any of our choirs.  Children in grades 3-12 are placed based on grade level and/or voice.  Auditions will be held on June 2 and 4, 2014.  These will last about an hour, and are done in groups of six.  Please contact Leigh for an appointment at Lpalmer3@maine.rr.com or call 846-0705.

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May 4th — Spring Concert!

2014 Spring Concert

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Bath Savings Institute

Many thanks to our supporterBSIComboLogosm, Bath Savings Institute, for helping to sponsor our band for the Dance Party Fundraiser on March 28th.

 

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Wednesday, April 2 — Joint Concert with USM Chamber Singers

4-2-14 USM- WYC Joint ConcertPlease come join us!  Last year’s concert was just fabulous!

USM Chamber Singers Conducted by Dr. Robert Russell

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Dance Party with the TIME PILOTS — Benefit for WYC

Time Pilots Dance

Adults, please join us for a very fun night with the TIME PILOTS on March 28th at Harraseeket Inn. This Benefit Night will replenish our scholarship and operating funds.  Cash bar, snacks, and wonderful items to be raffled off that night. Tickets $15 available at rehearsals or by calling Leigh Palmer 846-0705, or online at www.Eventbrite.com

Many thanks to our band sponsor — Bath Savings Institute!

Some of our Raffle Items to date (check back for updates):

Beer for a Year”  donated by Shipyard Breweries

Two tickets to Bobbi McFarrin Concert on April 13, donated by Portland Ovations

Four Rounds of Golf with a cart at Brunswick Golf Club

iLuv ModernSound Blue Wireless Stereo Speaker & Charging Dock

30 Minute Voice Lesson with Amanda Mahaffey, M.M. from USM

$50 gift card to Bow Street Market

Photography Package, sitting with included 11×14 print, donated by Danielle Peterson

It Works Wraps Spa Gift Basket, donated by Renovia Marro Day

$30 off a custom cake — think graduation?  birthday?  — donated by Bear Brook Bakery

Grunden Men’s Gage Weather Watch Jacket, donated by the Tracy family

Print of artwork and a set of notecards, donated by artist Cat Schwenk of Freeport

Cupcakes by Bear Brook Bakery — Buy one dozen, get one dozen yummy cupcakes!

Photography Package, donated by Wendy Jung of Soggy Dog Designs, includes on location session for family or your SENIOR, password to online photo gallery, FB ready album, and free 8×10 print of your choice.  Value $175

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Order CDs and DVDs of our Winter Concert

Orders may be placed online at http://www.ConcertRecordingCompany.com/WYC

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New Singers Welcome to Join WYC in January!

WYC invites new singers to join us for the spring semester.  We will have auditions for new singers and returning singers before rehearsals on January 6 and 13th.  Please contact Leigh Palmer (Lpalmer3@maine.rr.com) for an exact time.

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