Kiss and Drop helpers still required

24 Feb

Volunteers still required for Wednesday evening Kiss & Drop. Please offer half an hour of your time to ensure we can offer this useful and safe service for your children’s drop off at choir. Follow this link to select a Wednesday or see Anthea in the office:

Kiss and Drop service is for Junior and Intermediate Choir members. They can be safely collected from your car on Little Grenfell Street going towards the city and will be escorted to their choir rooms. Choir helpers will be identifiable in YAV highvis jackets and caps. Choristers must still be collected in person at the end of the rehearsal. Please see map for details: K&D

T-shirt swap Wednesday 4th March

24 Feb

We are again offering a t-shirt swap/order night for families who need new performance uniforms.

If you have a good condition performance t-shirt please bring it into the office during rehearsals tomorrow or before rehearsals on Wednesday 4th March and we will issue a credit of $10 towards your new t-shirt or for a straight swap for a suitable t-shirt where one is available.

Please see attached information for full details:

T-shirt swap

Tshirt swap

Welcome Back bulletin

12 Feb

Dear Junior Choir parents,

A HUGE WELCOME to all Junior Choir members! It is wonderful to see familiar faces again! And a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newcomers!

This year we will continue to develop our pitch and rhythmic skills in choir, focusing on excellent diction and wonderful stage etiquette. We will have lots of fun singing, learning new repertoire, practising our choreography and playing musical games.

All choristers need to please bring with them each week to rehearsal:
• **Display folder (preferably a Marbig Flic File 20 pocket A4 Ref # 22006 – available at YAV Choir office)
• Drink of water
• Small snack – no popcorn or chips please –MUST BE NUT FREE
**This flic file has no binders and has a clear front pocket for title and name. I will make a front cover name page for all Juniors. (The coil binders on folders prove to be unreliable and problematic – hence the request for the Flic File above)
Combined Concert Performances
Our 2 main performances this year are where all the choirs get together to sing! We each sing our own bracket of music, then join together to sing as a massed choir, which is always spectacular!

Our Mid-Year Concert is on Sunday, 21st June, at Elder Hall, University of Adelaide @ 3.30pm. More details will be given closer to the date.

Our Christmas Concert is on Sunday 29th November at St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide @ 3pm. More details will be given closer to the date.



Please feel most welcome to introduce yourself to me. I will always be available before and after rehearsals.

Choristers are always to be collected from the ‘foyer’ area outside the front door at 6.15pm.

I wish you a safe, happy and blessed 2015.

Yours in Song

Glenni Kempe Meredith Wilson Angela Centofanti
Tutor – Junior Choir Accompanist Choir Guardian

Last chance for Christmas DVD orders!

5 Feb

If you would like to order a dvd please do so by Monday as I am about to place the order with the production company. Thanks to those who have already ordered, I will let you know as soon as I get them.

XMAS DVD Order Form 2014

Aurora’s upcoming Fringe show

29 Jan

Please support our Senior Ensemble by coming to see Aurora’s beautiful new Fringe show at Burnside Ballroom. Feb 17th, 18th & 19th at 7pm.
Tickets here and preorder cheese platters here

Wild Girl

Welcome back

29 Jan

Dear Junior Choir blog subscribers. If your child has left the choir or moved to the Intermediate Choir you can unsubscribe from Junior Choir emails by clicking the ‘manage’ on the menu on the right (under ‘You are following this blog’) then clicking the cross beside the Junior Choir, or you can follow the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the email.

The Intermediate blog site is: Clicking ‘follow’ on the right hand side will generate an email for you when new messages are posted to this blog.

We look forward to welcoming all our continuing Junior Choir members back next Wednesday and a Term 1 bulletin from Glenni will follow soon.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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


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