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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Ads for the Concert Program Booklet

We are currently soliciting ads for the 2018-19 Concert Program Booklet.  This will be seen by 400-500 people at each of our concerts — (December 16, 2018 and April 26, 2019) as well as any additional performance opportunities that we have.

  • Ad deadline is November 26, 2018
  • Send by email or by mail to Leigh Palmer, wyc.palmer@gmail.com
  • Interior pages will be black and white.  Back cover and inside covers are color.
  • Email Leigh for sizes and prices of full page, half page, and business sized cards
  • Ads should be camera ready
  • Personal ads for the singers are welcome and encouraged.
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Gelato Fiasco Fundraiser! November 6! All Day at the Brunswick store!

IMG_5252In order to support our scholarship assistance fund, we are grateful to Gelato Fiasco for this opportunity to fundraise within our communities.   Please join us in enjoying gelato and other products at the Brunswick store from 11 AM until closing at 11 PM.  Yes, go vote, and then come treat yourself to some yummy!  Be sure to tell the cashier that you are there to support WYC and 100% of your sale goes to benefit WYC!  We will have two celebrity scoopers in the evening.  Stay tuned to see which of your favorite singers will be behind the counter!

**  It will be Abby Durgin and Aaron Rusiecki this year as our Celebrity Scoopers!  Come join the fun when they are behind the counter from 7-8 PM on Tuesday night!

 

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Start DATES for 2018-19!

Saturday, Sept. 29th — Wescustago Singers All Day Tour to Sudbury

Monday, Oct. 8th  — Columbus Day — no rehearsals

November 6, All day Fundraiser at the Brunswick Gelato Fiasco Store.

Monday, Nov. 12th — Veteran’s Day — No Harraseeket Rehearsal.  Kennebec and Wescustago rehearsals TBD

Mondays Dec 3 and 10 — Dress Rehearsals at Freeport Performing Arts Center

Sunday, Dec. 16th — 3 PM — WINTER CONCERT

 

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New Singer Auditions on Thursday, Sept. 6th at Mast Landing School in Freeport

WYC will be holding auditions for NEW singers who would like to join us who were unable to attend our spring auditions.   We hold auditions in groups of six, and they last about an hour.  Please contact Leigh Palmer by email wyc.palmer@gmail.com or call 846-0705 for an audition time.  We welcome incoming 3rd through 12th graders to come sing with us for our 21st Season!  20161218-wycwinter16_10096-2

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WYC will sing National Anthem at the Sea Dogs!

WYC’s next performance will be the National Anthem at the Sea Dogs game on Friday night, June 22nd at 7 PM.  We will gather at 5:40 at the Slugger Statue, then march in the parade around the bases, run the anthem a few times, sing it at home plate, then enjoy the game with our families and friends!  We are offered group rate tickets at $5 per person, and you can purchase them through this link.  Please note that there is a service charge of $1.50 per ticket using this service.  TICKET LINK

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“Celebrate the 20th” Concert!

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“Celebrate the 20th” Concert — June 16, 2018 at 7 PM

Our 20th Season!  Yes, we will be celebrating 20 years of bringing music and education to many singers in the area.  Wescustago Youth Chorale will be joined by Alumni from the past 19 years and they will be performing a number of favorites from the past twenty years.  Our five conductors (Ann Healy Dillon, Lise Dunn, Renovia Day, Amanda Mahaffey and Jen Runge) will be working with the singers and conducting several songs each.  The concert will be at Freeport Performing Arts Center at 7 PM, free admission although a donation is requested.  $10 suggested amount.

Alumni, we want you to come join us!  Whether you sang for the full 9 years with WYC or just one year, please come join us.  We would like you to register with us so that we are sure to have enough music and folders for everyone.  Rehearsal will start at 1 PM and last until 5:30; we will have a pizza supper along with some other items, and start the concert at 7 PM.  Come early on Saturday (details TBD) and browse the early year scrapbooks and view the photoboards from over the years.  Visit with your fellow singers and enjoy meeting other alumni.

Please email Leigh for more details and the online registration form.  (WYC.palmer@gmail.com)

 

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New Singer Auditions

We are already planning for next year — 2018-2019 — and we will be holding auditions for NEW singers who would like to join us.  These will be on June 4th and 5th.  We hold auditions in groups of six, and they last about an hour.  Please contact Leigh Palmer by email wyc.palmer@gmail.com or call 846-0705 for an audition time.  We welcome incoming 3rd through 12th graders to come sing with us and make beautiful music together!

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May Raffle!

WYC’s Board is excited to offer a spring raffle this year!  We have three wonderful prizes:

  1. Two tickets to Maine State Music Theater’s production of “Million Dollar Quartet” during the week of June 6-10, plus dinner for two at Scarlet Begonias in Brunswick
  2. Six “All You Can Eat Seats” at a Sea Dogs game of your choice
  3. $50 Visa Gift Card

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from any current singer or by calling Leigh at 846-0705.  We will be selling raffle tickets from now until the drawing at our Spring Concert on May 4th.  Proceeds will help replenish our scholarship fund for next year, as well as helping with expenses for our “Celebrate the 20th” Concert on June 16th.IMG_3053.jpg

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