Norwood Pageant – parent helpers & caps.

29 Oct

Dear Juniors, Inters and 2CC families.

We haven’t yet got the final details for the pageant including our position in the line up so I can’t yet put together a bulletin.

We will however require a good number of parent helpers on the day as we have around 115 choristers in these 3 choirs. It’s lots of fun and doesn’t take up too much time. Parent helpers will be walking the pageant at the ends of the rows of choristers to help them stay in line. Please add you name to the sign up list by following this link: or let Ann in the office know if you can help out.

The times are to be confirmed but I expect we will be gathering around 9.30, Pageant starts at 10 and it’s finished by around 11. Please can parents who are walking wear black tops, we will provide some tinsel to get into the festive spirit.

We ask that all choristers (and parent helpers if they wish) wear a YAV cap. These are available in the office for $10.

More details will be given out when I get them.



27 Oct

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of members will be held at Wesley
Uniting Church, 27 Grenfell Street Kent Town on Monday 24th November, 2014 from

1. To confirm the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting.
2. To receive and consider the reports of the Board on the proceedings of the
Choir during the period since the previous Annual General Meeting.
3. To receive and consider the statement of the accounts of the Choir for the
year ended 31st December 2013.
4. To receive and consider the auditor’s report for the year ended 31 st
December 2013.
5. To appoint an auditor for the ensuing year.
6. To deal with any other business which may lawfully be brought forward.
7. To elect Board Members –6 positions
· Marketing and Development Representative 2 years
· Legal Representative 2 years
· Board Secretary 2 years
· Community Representative 1 –1 year
· Community Representative 2– 2 years
· Community Representative 3– 2 years

ISSUED BY AUTHORITY this 27th day of October, 2014
Roland Roccioletti

Rolling Stones!

27 Oct

Congratulations to our 12 Aurora girls and Intermediate Choir Conductor, Trish Hart, on the spectacular and unforgettable performance with the Rolling Stones on Saturday night at the Adelaide Oval. We have been sworn to secrecy for nearly a year and it’s great now to be able to share the news and the excitement of the event with the choir community.
You can see the footage which has been posted by a fan in the audience here:
And this one has Mick Jagger thanking YAV and the Chamber Singers:
We’re grateful to people sending us pictures as we were not allowed to take any. If you know of anyone who has footage or photos please let me know.
Rock on!





23 Oct

Dear Parents

Just a reminder that we have a few choristers with severe Nut Allergies and therefore request that no snacks containing nuts be brought to rehearsals or concerts.

Thank you

Ann Baggio

nut free


Festive Concert

20 Oct

Adelaide Sings Concert – Sunday 26th October

14 Oct

Printable Adelaide Sings Bulletin – Junior Choir

Dear Junior Choir Parents and Choristers
It is exciting to be back for our final stretch leading up to Christmas!
Congratulations to all choristers for their outstanding attendance last term. I am also delighted to welcome our new friends who have joined us recently, and I trust we will enjoy a very rewarding time ahead.
Our challenge for this term is to continue becoming confident in unison singing, singing in harmony, and singing with beautiful diction and expressive faces. I am very hopeful that we can demonstrate all of these aspects in our singing and performing.
‘ADELAIDE SINGS’ Sunday 26 October
2.30pm, St David’s Anglican Church, 484-496 Glynburn Rd, Burnside
• Repertoire: Be Kind To Your Parents and Froggie Went A-Courtin’
*** (Words of both these songs must be known thoroughly please)

**PARENT HELPERS – We require 5 Choir Guardians on the day. Please complete this online poll or contact the office if you can help out. Thank you.**

TICKETS are available from the YAV Choir Office or can be ordered by phoning Marilyn Worley on 8271 7600 or 0413 759 382
• Ticket prices this year are $18.00 and $12.00 (concession/child)

• Please aim to be at St David’s no later than 1.40pm for our stage rehearsal
• Come in your choir uniform (see below)
• Bring a healthy snack and a drink
• The concert will conclude around 4pm
• Doors open at 2.15pm

Parents – please collect your children from the front of the church. As always, please be prompt collecting your child.

• YAV Junior yellow T shirt and black pants (no leggings or tracksuits), polished black shoes (no additional colours) and black socks.
• Please remember there is a NO JEWELLERY rule and hair must be worn up and off the face. No ribbons or adornments.

Saturday 22 November – Juniors, Inters and 2CC – 10am – details to come
Repertoire: Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Sunday 30 November 3.30pm St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide
Repertoire: Be Kind To Your Parents, Children’s Christmas Song, Share A Little Love This Christmas
Combined items: Illuminations, Carol of the Children
More details will come to hand regarding this event.

I thank you sincerely in anticipation for helping the children learn their words for all performances:
I also THANK YOU very much for your continued enthusiasm, commitment, support and encouragement.

Yours in song

Glenni Kempe Meredith Wilson Angela Centofanti Emma-Louise Barley
Junior Choir Tutor Accompanist Choir Guardian Choir Guardian

A Winter Mosaic DVD orders

23 Sep

We have the DVDs in the office now. If you have ordered and paid you are welcome to come and collect.

Open Rehearsal – Junior Choir

22 Sep

Dear Junior Choir parents

This Wednesday, 24th September, is a Junior Choir open rehearsal for the last half hour of the session. This is an opportunity for family and friends to come along to see and hear how well the choir has been doing this term. Due to the size of the choir it will take place in the larger Front Hall.

Details are:

Wednesday 24th September

Kiss & Drop – operational from this week

16 Sep

Dear Juniors and Inters families

A huge thank you for the great response to Kiss & Drop volunteering and I’m delighted to say that the schedule for the year is now complete. Thanks also to those who responded but are unable to assist with K&D – we have 3 major events for both Juniors and Inters next term so there are plenty of other ways to get involved soon and help out.

KISS AND DROP – From tomorrow, Wed 17th Sept.

Operational from 4.30-5pm. There will be a choir volunteer wearing a high visibility jacket who will be at the car park entrance in Little Grenfell St to collect your child/ren. This is stop and drop off zone only, you cannot park in this area. Our second volunteer will then see groups of choristers to the halls.

How to Kiss and Drop: enter the drop off zone from Fullarton Rd and drive west along Little Grenfell St (behind the halls). The drop off zone is the car park entrance on the left hand side (see map). After you have dropped off your child/ren, you must continue to drive west along Little Grenfell St to College Rd.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS DROP OFF ONLY, you will still need to park nearby and walk to the halls to pick up at 6.15pm as usual.

Thanks again. K&D volunteers, please see Ann in the office just before 4.30 to collect K&D sign and Hi Vis vest.

Any questions, please let me know.

Kiss and drop – please volunteer half an hour of your time between now and Christmas

15 Sep

Dear Junior & Inters families

In order to ensure the safety of our choristers in the car park at drop off on Wednesdays, we are hoping to reinstate the Kiss and Drop service. In order for this to work we need parent helpers each week for just half an hour to receive the children in Little Grenfell Street and ensure they are supervised to their choir rooms.

Please see this poll to select the week(s) that suit you to help out for the remainder of this term and all of next:

Once I have enough volunteers I will let everyone know that the Kiss and Drop system is back in use for all our Juniors and Inters. This is a really great way of providing a safe and very quick drop of for choir and it is in everyone’s interest to make it work again. Sadly it failed due to lack of parental support last year.

Please let me know if you have any questions
Thanks very much


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