Spring Concert Date is changed

Our 19th Annual Spring Concert will be held on Friday, May 5th at 7 PM at the Freeport Performing Arts Center in Freeport, Maine.  Originally scheduled for May 7th, but has been changed due to a scheduling conflict.  Dress Rehearsal will happen on May 1st as originally scheduled.

 

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Starting Dates for Spring 2017

Harraseeket Singers — grades 3-5  will begin spring rehearsals on January 9th, 4:30-5:45 PM.  New Singers are welcome to join us for the 2nd half of the year, but must contact Leigh for an audition time first — wyc.palmer@gmail.com

Kennebec Singers — grades 6-8 will begin spring rehearsals on January 16th, 5:30-7:30.  New Singers are welcome to join us for the 2nd half of the year, but must contact Leigh for an audition time first — wyc.palmer@gmail.com

Wescustago Singers –grades 9-12 will begin spring rehearsals on January 9th 6:30-8:30 PM.  New Singers are welcome to join us for the 2nd half of the year, but must contact Leigh for an audition time first — wyc.palmer@gmail.com

Wescustago Singers — PJ brunch is scheduled for January 14th. 9:30 -noon.   Location TBD

 

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We invite new singers to join us in January

WYC welcomes returning singers and new singers in January for the spring semester.  Please contact Leigh for an audition time in the first few weeks of January.

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WYC invites you to our 19th Annual Winter Concert on Dec. 18th

Please join us for a delightful ninety minutes of sacred, secular and holiday music performed for you by the auditioned singers of the Wescustago Youth Chorale.  We have 75 singers in grades 3-12 from over twelve area towns who have been learning and practicing choral music since mid-September.  “A Wescustago Winter” will be performed on December 18, at 3 PM, at the Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook Street, Freeport.  A reception will follow.

Come hear our three choirs perform various pieces, including but not limited to “Deck the Halls” in 7/8 time, “Ring the Bells,” “Bright Morning Stars,” “This Train,” Ubi Caritas,” and perennial favorite, “The Argument.”  Several pieces are performed with the entire Chorale, which is a glorious sound.

Tickets will be sold at the door, starting at 2 PM.  $10 per adult and $5 for students and seniors 65+.  WYC Alumni are encouraged to return and are admitted free!    FMI, email Leigh at WYC.palmer@gmail.com00001

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Sacred Music Benefit Concert — Nov. 20th

Please join us in supporting the Runge Family of Yarmouth by attending the “Sacred Music Benefit Concert” at Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street in Yarmouth on November 20th.  The Concert will start at 3 PM and last about 90 minutes.

Vox Nova, Sacred Heart Choir and the Wescustago Singers will be performing several pieces throughout the concert.  Jen Runge is or has been involved with all three organizations.

Nat Runge was hospitalized at MMC and at Mass General for over a month while being treated for complications arising from his autoimmune disease which roared out of control in mid-September.  Although Nat is back home recuperating now, and under the care of Maine doctors, bills continue to accrue and the family is working hard to get back to normal.

Donations will be gladly accepted at the door or you may contribute online at their GOFUND site (https://www.gofundme.com/2qq4sf7e).

 

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Join us at Gelato Fiasco Oct 25th

Gelato Fiasco in Brunswick Maine will donate all sales proceeds to WYC on Oct.25th from 11 AM to 11 PM but you need to tell them you are supporting WYC.  Be sure to mention to the cashier as you pay and she will credit our account.

If you want to be scooped by our own famous Celebrity Scoopers, Maya Egan and Arielle Leeman, come visit between 7 and 8 PM.

Gelato Fiasco is located at 74 Maine Street in Brunswick!  Yum!

Proceeds to replenish our scholarship tuition assistance fund.

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2016-17 Season is underway!

kennebec-fall-2016  We are delighted to start off our new season with plenty of returning singers plus a wonderful group of new singers!  We have passed out binders of new music and some old favorites and are looking forward to learning lots about music performance, choral singing, as well as various composers.  We hope to teach our singers more solfege, sight singing, and rhythms.  These are out Kennebec Singers at their first rehearsal this fall!

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Last Minute Fall Auditions

Last call for any interested singers to audition for the 2016-17 year!  September 7th, Wednesday will be our last audition date.  Please email me or call for an appointment time.  Wyc.palmer@gmail.com or 846-0705.

 

 

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Auditions for Fall 2016

Thanks to all the families and to our new singers who auditioned this week.  We know that not everyone had a chance to come and if you’d like to sing with us next year, we usually have one last night prior to the start on September 12th.  Please email me with your name and grade fall 2016, and I’ll put you on our list for fall auditions.  Often they happen on Wednesday after Labor Day, or if we have a date prior to that, I’ll be in touch with an appointment time.    Leigh  — WYC.palmer@gmail.com

 

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Auditions for New Singers

We will be holding auditions for new singers on June 6th and 8th at Mast Landing School in Freeport.  Singers in 3rd -12th grades for next year are encouraged to come audition and join us for 2016-2017.  We do auditions in groups of six, and they take about 45-60 minutes.  There is no preparation necessary.  Our conductors will lead some warmups, teach the singers a simple song, and then listen for voice range and chat about musical experience up to now, all in a non-threatening atmosphere.  Auditions are scheduled for 4 pm and 5 PM on each day, and we attempt to group the singers according to age.  Please contact Leigh for an audition slot at wyc.palmer@gmail.com or call 846-0705 for more information.

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