Choir Coordinator – Job Advertisement

17 Dec

Young Adelaide Voices require a choir coordinator for rehearsal times. Please see the attached job advert and specifications and pass it on to anyone you know who may be suitable and interested.
Thank you

Job Person Spec Choir Coordinator 2015

Job Person Spec - Choir Coordinator 2015

Festive Concert DVD order form

17 Dec


XMAS DVD Order Form 2014

Young Adelaide Voices Christmas Blog 2014

15 Dec

A Rudolf

To all the choristers and families of Young Adelaide Voices,

Thank you for a wonderful year of music-making and friendship. It has truly been a joy to hear and watch you develop and I think your performances at the end of this year have shown how much each group has grown.

I want to particularly thank YAV music staff, YAV Board members and Tracy, Ann and Marg in the office for their superb and dedicated work. I often think of swans – so elegant above water, furiously paddling underneath!

This year we say farewell to two people who have made their mark on the choir – Emma Borgas and Ann Glover.

Emma has been the 2CC tutor for the past 3 years. Emma’s vibrancy, commitment to music education and enthusiasm has been a much-loved feature, and we look forward to hearing more about her exploits at Brighton High School and of course with the Adelaide Chamber Singers.

Ann, who as Choir Manager has looked after everyone in the choir office on Wednesday and Thursday nights for the past 3 years. Ann has managed everything from uniforms to absentees, to sausage sizzles and coordinating billeting. Her calm in a crisis and infectious laugh will be missed, but she still has a daughter in Aurora, so we can be sure to see her at concerts! We will be looking for someone to replace Ann – a Job and Person Specification will be out on the blog by the end of the week.

The office is closed from Wednesday 17 December 2014 – Monday 19 January 2015.

Have a relaxing and carol-filled holiday and we will see you in the new year!

Yours in song,

Christie Anderson

Artistic Director


Helpers Required for Christmas Concert, Sunday 30th November

13 Nov


We need helpers for the concert for Front of House, Kiss & Drop and Junior Choir and 2CC guardians. If you can help please follow this link to add you name and select a position or contact the office:

Choir guardians do not need a ticket for the concert.

Thanks very much

Christmas bulletin

13 Nov

Printable Jun Newsletter – Christmas

Dear Junior Choir Parents

For those of you who were able to attend “Adelaide Sings” recently, you will be very proud of our Junior Choir! The children were so well-behaved during the concert, and they performed like little professionals! Huge congratulations to them!

I would also like to sincerely thank our Choir Guardians (Angela and Emma-Louise) and the parent helpers for their support on the day. Your help is never taken for granted and is always greatly appreciated!

Still to come:
Norwood Pageant: Saturday 22nd November
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Sydenham Road, between the Parade & Magill Road – POSITION 70. Numbers are marked on the road.
Collection time and place: 11:00am – corner of George Street & Beulah Road. See attached map.
What to wear: Yellow T shirt, black pants, black socks, black shoes, YAV cap. Tinsel in hair or on wrist if you want.
What to bring: Please come with sun screen liberally applied …especially face, neck and ears!
Repertoire: Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bell Rock

Combined Choirs Festive Concert: Sunday 30th November @ 3.30pm
Kiss and Drop: 1pm on King William Road outside St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide.
What to wear: Yellow T shirt, black pants, black socks, black shoes. Hair off face with black or blonde hair ties only with no adornments, no jewellery.
What to bring: Snack and drink (NO NUTS please). Book or quiet game.
Repertoire: Children’s Christmas Song, Be Kind To Your Parents, Share A Little Love
Chorister pick up from Cynthia Poulton Hall around 5.50pm

Tickets can be purchased through . Link on our website.

Final Rehearsal: Sausage Sizzle / DVD / Games Wednesday 3rd December @ 5pm
Please come, enjoy and celebrate our final rehearsal together for the year. Sausage in bread and a drink $3.

I thank you sincerely for helping the children learn their words for the above occasions.

We wish you all a blessed, happy and safe Christmas Season!
And a HUGE THANK YOU for your wonderful support and encouragement!

Yours in Song

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

Norwood Pageant Map

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

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