Berks Youth Chorus announces fall concert date.
Berks Youth Chorus is pleased to announce the first concert in its 26th season. Visions and Memories will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at Atonement Lutheran Church, 5 Wyomissing Blvd., in Wyomissing. The concert will be sponsored by the law firm of Steven & Lee/Griffin in Reading.
The concert will feature music that brings to mind what is important in life. Music will include the stirring “Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; the touching “Wanting Memories” by Sweet Honey in the Rock singer and composer, Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell; the exquisite “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter; and the charming blues setting of the nursery rhyme, “Mary had a Little Blues,” by Charles A. Collins.
The concert will include performances by auditioned members who are placed in one of the three levels of the chorus: MasterSingers (high school girls and boys with changed voices) led by Christopher Hoster; Chorale (children in grades 5 through 8) led by James Wilson; and Training Chorus (children in grades 3 and 4) led by Michelle Metz.
General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. VIP seating is $25. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 610898-7664 or, as available, at the door.
With its headquarters and many rehearsals located in Reading’s geographically accessible GoggleWorks, and through community engagement projects such as Summer Sing, Berks Youth Chorus is dedicated to making lifechanging musical opportunities available to all children. Berks Youth Chorus provides a safe, nurturing environment where singers achieve, become engaged in a community of fellow singers, and are nourished artistically, emotionally, and spiritually.
The Chorus works with area public and private school music teachers to recruit singers for membership and for Summer Sing. Singers represent school districts, private schools and home schools throughout Berks County.
The concert season is supported by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and Reading Musical Foundation.
The mission of the Berks Youth Chorus is to enrich our community by fostering and promoting choral excellence in young people through music education and quality performances.