Term 3 Bulletin

29 Jul

Dear Junior Choir and Parents


A BIG WELCOME back to all parents and Junior Choristers! I hope you have all had a relaxing and safe holiday.


I wish to congratulate the Junior Choristers for their outstanding performance at our recent Mid-Year Concert. All songs were delivered with a high level of polish and all members are to be congratulated for their focus, beautiful singing including harmonies, attention to detail (including hair and costume), high levels of enthusiasm, great audience manners and sharp choreography!


I also wish to congratulate parents and choristers on their excellent attendance at rehearsals last term. This wonderful commitment from you is a key factor in enabling us to sing our very best! So – a heartfelt THANK YOU to you all!


This Semester, we will continue to concentrate on good voice production, excellent diction, developing good breathing techniques, becoming confident at singing harmonies and enjoy the challenges of solo singing.


We will continue practicing taa (1 sound on a beat), titi (2 sounds on a beat) and zah (no sound on a beat) in Musicianship, and further foster an excellent sense of pitch through singing, quizzes and games.


Dates for Semester 2 – more details will follow nearer the time.

  • Sunday 26 October             2pm    Adelaide Sings at St David’s Anglican Church, 484-496 Glynburn Rd, Burnside
  • Saturday   22 November Norwood Christmas Pageant
  • Sunday 30 November   3.30pm     Combined Choirs Festive Concert St Peter’s Cathedral


Wishing you blessings for the Term ahead!


Yours in Song


Glenni Kempe, Meredith Wilson, Angela Centofanti & Emma-Louise Barley

Bingo Night – Coming to our hall near you SOON!! Sat 2nd Aug, 6.30pm

28 Jul

Get your teams together for a fun family night at YAV. Prize donations gratefully accepted. Please contact office or Jen Dunstan on 0431 441 579 if you can assist or would like to offer a donation.

This is our major fundraiser for the year and is a great night for young and not so young.

Bingo Poster

End of term & Bingo Night

2 Jul
Bingo Poster

YAV Bingo Night!

Thank you for your support and hard work this term. Just a reminder that there are no rehearsals tonight and the office will be closed from Thursday 3rd July.

We reopen on Monday 21st July and rehearsals begin on Wednesday 23rd July, look forward to welcoming everyone back then.

Wishing you a safe & happy mid-year break.



A Winter Mosaic Bulletin – Sunday 22nd

16 Jun

Printable AWM JC Bulletin


A Winter Mosaic

Sunday 22 June 2014, Elder Hall

Junior Choir Bulletin



Dear Junior Choir parents

As you know, we are very busy rehearsing for our Combined A Winter Mosaic Concert in Elder Hall, which is where all six choirs of Young Adelaide Voices perform individually and then together in the combined pieces.


Junior Choir’s concert day details are below:



  • Choristers need to be at Elder Hall, 1:15 – 6pm
  • Kiss & Drop is available for the Juniors from 1 – 1:15pm.There will be Volunteer Choir Parents ready to collect choristers at the front of Elder Hall on North Terrace, look out for the high visibility vests and YAV caps.
  • You will have your rehearsal onstage first, then all the choirs will come together for the combined pieces.
  • The concert is from 3:30 – 6pm.



  • 6pm. Parents please collect your children from the back entrance of Elder Hall (you need to go outside the Hall to get to the back). As always, please be prompt collecting your child.



Your Junior Choir performing uniform:

  • Yellow YAV t-shirt and black pants (not jeans, tracksuit pants or leggings), own POLISHED black shoes and black socks (black socks are a MUST).
  • Please remember there is a NO JEWELLERY rule and hair must be worn up and off your face, using only black or brown hairties and bobby pins. No extra coloured adornments (ribbons etc) are allowed as they detract from the group as a whole.
  • Please also remove any fingernail polish before the concert.


What to bring:

Bring water and a healthy snack, plus a book or quiet game for the break before the concert


Your songs for this concert are:

  • Possum
  • Gecko
  • Koala Baby Lullaby
  • The Great Australian Bight


Plus Combined Songs:

  • I am but a small voice
  • Don’t worry, be happy


I thank you sincerely for helping your children to learn their words for this concert!





Don’t forget that the week after the concert is our Pizza Night! Be there for games, DVD of our performance and yummy pizza! Please bring $5 for 2 pieces of pizza and a drink.


No Choir Rehearsal last week of term. Pizza night is the last for Term 2 – enjoy the holidays!


Thank you very much for your continued enthusiasm and support!



Glenni Kempe, Meredith Wilson, Angela Centofanti and Emma-Louise Barley



29 May

WINTER MOSAIC UPDATE – 3.30pm Sunday 22 June 2014

Our mid year concert is fast approaching, only four weeks away!
A few housekeeping notes and some information for everyone.

Costumes : Please make sure that you have all your concert costumes ready.
Jun, Inters & 2CC ; Coloured Choir T shirt, black trousers and back shoes.

Tickets : Tickets are now available from Trybooking.com.
General seating Adults $25 Conc $20
Just follow the link below or copy link into your browser


Volunteers : We are looking for parent helpers for the concert.
If you are able to help on the day, please contact the office ASAP.
We will need choir Guardians, Front of House staff and Kiss & Drop helpers.

Snacks on the day : We have a junior choir member with a severe nut allergy so are requesting that No products containing NUTS are brought to Elder Hall as the choirs share the rehearsal rooms out the back.

Choir Diary has been updated

15 May

Please click the header above.


Save the date! Saturday 2nd August.

6 May

Save the date! Saturday 2nd August.

Term 2 Welcome bulletin

29 Apr


Dear Junior Choir parents


A BIG welcome back to all Junior Choir members! The children’s enthusiasm is contagious and they are singing with a lovely tone, very good pitch, good diction and are learning the repertoire very quickly. I am so impressed with their progress!


**Thank you very much for adhering to the NO NUT policy for snacks during break time.


As you can imagine, we will be very busy rehearsing for our Combined Winter Mosaic Concert, as detailed below. More specific detail will come closer to the date.

Sunday 22ndJune

  • Likely drop off time 12.30pm
  • Concert begins 3.30pm
  • Elder Hall
  • Please arrive in Choir uniform – yellow T shirt, black pants, black socks and black shoes, concert hair (neat and off face with neutral coloured hair ties).
  • Bring a drink and a snack

We have 8 rehearsals to focus on our concert preparations.

Songs to know:

  • Gecko
  • Koala Baby Lullaby
  • Possum
  • Great Australian Bight
  • Froggy Went A-Courtin’
  • Combined Choir Repertoire – Be Happy and I Am But a Small Voice

The Wednesday following the concert (June 25), will be our final night for Term 2. We will celebrate with pizza, games and will watch a DVD of our performance. More information will come to you about this.


Also – thank you for remembering to bring each week to rehearsal:

  • Choir folder **A HUGE thank you to all parents who were able to locate a Flic File with no binder! For those who are still looking, it is a Marbig Flic File 20 pocket A4 Ref # 22006 – $5.50 at Officeworks and also available at the YAV Choir Office for $5.
  • Wear rehearsal T shirt when possible
  • Small snack and a drink

I thank you sincerely for your continued enthusiasm and support, and the children’s outstanding attendance in Term 1.


Happy singing!!


Glenni Kempe – Tutor

Meredith Wilson – Accompanist

Angela Centofanti – Choir Guardian

Emma-Louise Barley – Choir Guardian


Get your 2014/2015 Entertainment Book from the office or online by clicking the picture below.

9 Apr

Get your 2014/2015 Entertainment Book from the office or online by clicking the picture below.

Open Rehearsal

7 Apr

Please note the Junior Choir have an Open Rehearsal for family and friends this Wednesday from 5.45-6.15pm. We look forward to seeing you there.


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