And that’s a wrap from the office for 2017. Thank you to our wonderful choir community for a fantastic year of music making and amazing experiences for our choristers. YAV office reopens on Monday 29th Jan.
Our choirs still have one more gig to go though – come along to see our Junior Choir, Intermediate Choir, Second and First Concert Choirs singing in Gawler Place on Wednesday from 1pm as part of the amazing Voices Of Christmas on Rundle Mall.
Thanks for all your support,
Tracy, YAV Manager.
Here’s First Concert Choir 2017 review by Head Choristers Fenella Hall and Anastasia Ferguson:
This year, the First Concert Choir has had an inordinate amount of creative singing opportunities, the first of which was as part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Neo: Teen Takeover event. We experimented with the spaces, acting as a live installation of music, and enjoyed participating in the activities. 1CC also had the privilege to be a part of the Slingsby Theatre production of Emile and the Detectives, not only in the soundtrack recording, but also to perform in their 10th anniversary celebration at the Princes Theatre. This was not the only recording for us this year! The Second Concert Choir joined us as the children’s choir for Stan and Mabel a wonderful picture book set to music by Paul Rissman. Especially exciting was the opportunity to sing alongside the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for this project. These provided a completely new choral experience for many of the members of 1CC and both were thoroughly enjoyed throughout the choir.
Choir camp was as fantastic as ever, with the development of not only musical skills, but also the deepening of bonds and friendships within the choir. Many workshops over the weekend allowed 1CC to well and truly lock into each other’s sound and discover what the group sounded like with so many new members.
This year brought many concerts, including the usual mid-year and end of year combined choir concerts, but also 1CC’s involvement in the Adelaide Harmony Choir’s 60th Anniversary concert at Elder Hall. In the second semester, 1CC were fortunate enough to be a part of the Accompanist’s Guild of SA conference where we helped Christie and Karen present a workshop about working with choirs, followed by a performance with the Elder Chorale and St Peter’s Cathedral Choir.
As the year came to a close, the number of choral Christmas endeavours grew, with the annual march in the Credit Union’s Christmas Pageant, participation in the massed choir for Carols by Candlelight and the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Gala. One of the biggest projects for this year was 1CC’s involvement in Rundle Mall’s Voices of Christmas. This involved not only being filmed singing some fun Christmas carols, but also performing live in Rundle Mall while joined by choirs all over SA through the magic of technology. Truly, this year has been an eventful one for 1CC!
Anny and Fen
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Dear Junior Choir
As part of Young Adelaide Voices involvement with Voices of Christmas in Rundle Mall, First Concert Choir would like to invite you to sing with them on Wednesday 20th December from 12.30-2.30pm together with Inters and 2CC. We will be on stage in Gawler Place, Rundle Mall and will sing your Norwood Pageant songs, Kusimama from the concert and Silent Night with the Voices of Christmas Virtual Choir in 15 min sessions with breaks in between.
This is a very high profile and FUN event for YAV.
We’d love as many of our younger choirs as possible to be there but it is entirely optional for the Junior Choir.
Meet: Gawler Place Canopy on Rundle Mall at 12.30 – Please note that parents are required to stay and watch.
Wear: Junior Choir concert uniform plus cap (same as Norwood Pageant). No Christmas decorations please.
Here are the words and sound file for Silent night if you would like to have a practice:
Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright, Round yon Virgin Mother and Child! Holy Infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace! Sleep in heavenly peace!
Silent night! Holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight! Glories stream from Heaven afar, Heavenly Hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the Saviour, is born! Christ, the Saviour, is born!
Silent night! Holy night! Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from Thy Holy Face With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at Thy Birth! Jesus, Lord, at Thy Birth!
Sound file: Silent Night
We look forward to seeing as many Junior Choir members there as possible at this exciting festive event!
Next week is our final rehearsal night for the year! To celebrate we will be having a sausage sizzle and the choristers will be able to watch a recording of the coming weekends concert. For one sausage and a drink, choristers will need to bring $2. If they would like more than one sausage they will need to bring additional money!
If your child has special dietary requirements please let the office know. We are able to cater for vegetarians and gluten free but will need to know in advance.
We are all incredibly proud of all the choristers and what they have achieved this year and look forward to the weekend where you can join us to celebrate the end of another successful year.
The concert is almost upon us!! The rehearsals have been going well and I am sure the children are all very excited to share with you how beautiful they sound!
Just a few notes to remember for Sunday…….
Please do not enter the car park to the church. You are able to use the Kiss & Drop facility on Little Grenfell Street – which runs down the back of the halls. There will be volunteers there ready to receive your child and take them to the correct hall. You can simply drop them off between 1:45 and 2:00pm!! Alternatively you can park on surrounding streets and walk your child in via the gate on Fullarton Road. Volunteers will check your child in as they enter the halls. Please ensure you check your child out with the volunteers/choir guardians at the end of the concert when you collect them from the relevant hall.
Junior Choristers should be ready to rehearse in the Back Hall at 2pm.
Programs for the concert can be purchased with a gold coin donation.
There will be a bake sale in the interval. Most items will be either $1 or $2 – so please bring some change and enjoy the goodies on sale!!
You can purchase our First Concert Choirs CD ‘Shall We Dream’ from their 2016 European Tour and/or Aurora’s newly released CD ‘Joyful Girl’. Each CD is $20 each and there will be festive Twin YAV CD pack for sale for $40. These will make an excellent Christmas Gift for the music lovers in your life!!!
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 🙂