Come SING with us!

New Singer auditions for our next year, 2019-2020, will be held at Mast Landing School on Monday and Tuesday, June 3rd and 4th. We welcome singers in grades 3-12 to sing with us, and a short non-threatening audition with our three conductors is required. We hold these auditions in groups of six, grouped by age, and an invitation to either join the group or to delay a year is given immediately. The audition consists of a quick warm-up, learning a short song, and then each singer will spend a few minutes individually with the conductors to check vocal range, ability to read music, and to learn about music education thus far.

Please contact Leigh Palmer, Managing Director, for a specific time. WYC.palmer@gmail.com or call (207)846-0705.

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21st Annual Spring Concert

We would love to have you join us on April 26, 2019 at 7 PM at Freeport Performing Arts Center for our annual Spring Concert. Tickets are $10 adult, $5 student, and $8 for seniors 65+, and are available at the door, starting at 6 PM.

Come help us celebrate Amanda’s tenure with WYC spanning eight years from 2011 to 2019, and we will introduce Drew Albert to our WYC family!

Reception to follow the concert, about 8:30 PM.

Thank you to our Concert Sponsors == Frontier Restaurant and Theate, and Mary Culver. Thanks also to an anonymous board member for his/her sponsorship of this concert.

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Welcome to the WYC Team, Drew Albert!

The Wescustago Youth Chorale Board is delighted to announce the addition of Drew Albert to our conducting staff. Drew will join us for the 2019-20 season, and will start planning for the year with our other conductors, Renovia Day and Jen Runge, during the late spring and summer.

Drew currently is the music educator at Maranacook Community High School in Readfield, ME. He conducts concert choir, chamber choir, concert band and jazz band, plus works on the theater productions at the school as well. Drew has participated in several District honors festivals, and recently took singers to All-Easterns, and his entire chamber choir to NYC last year. Drew is also the assistant conductor for Una Voce, formerly Vox Nova, based in Bath ME.

The selection committee found Drew to be capable and concise in his conducting audition, and noted that his music philosophies are similar to the current WYC teaching methods. They also found Drew to be passionate about youth, music, repertoire, as well as being open and approachable.

WYC is excited for the future and extends a warm welcome to Drew!

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Spring Concert!

Be sure to join us for our 21st Annual Spring Concert on Friday, April 26 at 7 PM.

Concert will be held at Freeport Performing Arts Center in Freeport.

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Wanted: Conductor to join our Team

WYC is looking for a dynamic, skilled conductor to join our team of three conductors, prior to the retirement of Amanda Mahaffey. Position is open as of April 2019. See our Position Description for more details. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Wescustago Youth Chorale, PO Box 67, Yarmouth, ME 04096 or email to WYC.palmer@gmail.com. No audition video required. Deadline is March 10, 2019.

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Spring DATES

Feb 18 == No rehearsals — School vacation

March 9 — possible reschedule of the Wescustago Singers’ Annual PJ Brunch

April 8 == Dress Rehearsal

April 15 == No rehearsals — School Vacation

April 22 == Dress Rehearsal

April 26 == Spring Concert, 7 PM, Freeport FPAC

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December 17, 2017. Photo by Soggy Dog Design

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Looking for more singers for our spring semester!

Our spring semester starts on January 7th, 2019 and we would welcome any additional singers who would like to join us for the spring!  We have 13 rehearsal nights, a Spring Concert on April 26th,  and a Joint Concert with USM Chamber Singers in March for our two older choruses.  Come make music with us!  Email Leigh for details — wyc.palmer@gmail.com

 

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Patriots Raffle Winner!

Congrats to JT Leonard!  He won the Wescustago Youth Chorale December raffle of two Patriots Tickets for a Jets game!  Enjoy and send photos, JT!patriots

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Smile.Amazon.com

Designate Wescustago Youth Chorale as your non-profit charity and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to WYC when you shop on smile.amazon.com.  There is no price increase to you, the consumer, but it helps WYC earn money to keep our program running!amazon banner for website

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21st Winter Concert — December 16, 2018

WYC invites you to join us for our 21st Annual Winter Concert “A Wescustago Winter” on December 16, 2018 at 3 PM at the Freeport Performing Arts Center (30 Holbrook Street, Freeport, Maine — attached to Freeport High School).

All three choruses will be performing pieces that they have worked on this fall, including some holiday classics.  Come here “Carol of the Bells”, “Night of Silence”, “Carol from an Irish Cabin”, “Dirait on”, and other lovely pieces.

Tickets will be sold at the door  — $10 for adult, $8 for seniors 65 and over, $5 for students, and FREE for any returning WYC alumni singers.

Concert will last about an hour and then please join us for a reception to meet and greet the singers in the lobby.

NOTE:  We will also be drawing the winner of our Patriots Tickets Raffle at the beginning of the concert.  Winner does not need to be present to win!  00001 (5)

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