Norwood Pageant Banner

Dear Parents

We are looking for some volunteers who would be willing to put their artistic talents to excellent use making a banner for the choristers to use in the Norwood Pageant next term.

We will be looking for a ‘team’ of people who would be happy to work together to create a banner that can be used year after year!

We have a large roll of fabric – we now require your ideas!  We would be happy for your team to put together a design and a choice of media you would prefer to use (fabric paints/sewing or something entirely different).  Of course the YAV Logo and name would need to be prominent!

This is an excellent opportunity for parents to meet other parents, to create something YAV can be proud of and to hopefully have a little fun on the way.

Please call into the office to put your name down if you would be interested in helping with this project.

Kind regards

Anthea Charlton

Choir Coordinator


Term 3 Bulletin

Dear Junior Choir and Parents

A HUGE WELCOME to our new Come and Try choristers who have joined us for this semester! We hope you enjoy being with us, making new friends, singing and having fun!

AND a BIG WELCOME back to all parents and Junior Choristers for Semester 2!

I wish to congratulate the Junior Choir for their outstanding performance at our

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, 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 be practicing taa (1 sound on a beat), titi (2 sounds on a beat) and zah (no sound on a beat) in Musicianship, together with leaning to recognize soh, me, la and doh in our pitch development.

Dates for Semester 2

  • Wednesday 27 September Open Rehearsal from 5:45pm-6:15pm
  • Term 3 holidays – no rehearsal on 4 and 11 October
  • Wednesday 18 October Term 4 resumes
  • Sunday 29 October             Adelaide Sings Juniors to sing 1pm-4pm. Details to follow
  • Saturday 25 November     Norwood Christmas Pageant. Details to follow
  • Sunday 3 December           Combined Choirs Festive Concert (afternoon)

 Yours in Song

Glenda Lynelle           Meredith Wilson        Angela Centofanti      Laura Mohan Ram

Kiss & Drop volunteers

Dear Parents/Guardians

We are seeking volunteers who would be happy to assist with Kiss & Drop on a Wednesday afternoon.  If we have enough parents who are willing to assist it could be done on a roster basis thereby parents only being needed once a term.

We require 2 parents each week who would be willing to receive children as they are dropped off and bring them into the halls.  The safety of the children at YAV is paramount to us all, however, we simply don’t have enough staff to cover this post.  The requirement would be from 4:30 – 5:00 each week.

Please complete the doodle poll below if you are able to assist with this matter.

Thanking you in anticipation

Kind regards

Anthea Charlton

Choir Coordinator


Nut Free Zone

Dear Parents

A polite reminder that the Junior Choir hall is a ‘Nut Free Zone’ due to a young chorister who has a severe allergy.  Please ensure that your child is not bringing nuts into rehearsals or products containing nuts.

We really appreciate your assistance in this matter and your understanding.

Kind regards

Anthea Charlton

Choir Coordinator

A Winter’s Mosaic Concert DVD

Dear Parents & Choristers

There is still an opportunity to order a DVD of our most recent concert, A Winter’s Mosaic, 2017.

If you would like to order a copy please contact the office via email or phone and I will add you to the list!  DVD’s are $25 each.  We will invoice you directly for the DVD and distribute once we have received payment.

Many thanks and kind regards

Anthea Charlton

Choir Coordinator



Peoples Choice Lottery Tickets

Dear Parents & Choristers

Please could you return money and ticket stubs as soon as possible for the Peoples Choice Lottery.  I am also looking for some families who would be willing to take another booklet to sell – we have over 40 booklets left that were given to us in addition to our usual amount.  It would be wonderful if we could sell them all – remember that all money collected for ticket sales comes directly to YAV! In addition to this you may be lucky enough to win one of the magnificent prizes on offer – you can’t win it, if you are not in it!!

Please contact the office if you would be willing to sell another booklet (or more) and I will send one home with you/your chorister next week.

Thank you once again for all your efforts with this years fund raising!

Kind regards



Discount Tickets for “Emil and the Detectives”

Hi Junior Choir choristers,

Apologies in the delay of this blog, as it was received during the holiday break.

In June 1CC recorded some amazing music by Quincy Grant for the production of Emil and the Detectives by Slingsby Theatre.

Slingsby can offer all YAV choristers a 2 for 1 discount on all children’s priced tickets for performances on the 19th, 20th, 21st July. Simply use this promotional code when booking;


You can book tickets here:

I really look forward to seeing you all again next week. Details are here: 

Big hugs until then,