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Term 3 Newsletter for Junior Choir

22 Jul

21 July 2015

Dear Junior Choir and Parents

A HUGE WECOME to our Come and Try choristers who have joined us at tonight’s rehearsal! We hope you have enjoyed being with us and we would love to see you again next week!

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 Choir 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, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A NO NUT POLICY FOR SNACKS. (Snacks need to be easy to eat and not messy please – no popcorn)

Dates for Semester 2

    • Saturday 21 November          Norwood Christmas Pageant
  • Sunday 29 November             3.30pm     Combined Choirs Festive Concert

St Peter’s Cathedral, North Adelaide

  • Wednesday 9 September     Junior Choir Open Rehearsal 5:45pm – 6:15pm

Yours in Song

Glenni Kempe, Meredith Wilson, Angela Centofanti

Kiss and Drop – term 3

22 Jul

Dear parents

We would like to continue to offer the kiss and drop service for the convenience and safety of our choristers. It would be very much appreciated if you could offer half an hour of your time this term, or more if you are able, in order for it to run.

Please follow this link to select a week or see Anthea in the office:

Thanks for your help



A Winter Mosaic – Sunday 21st June. Elder Hall.

9 Jun


  A Winter Mosaic info – Printable

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.

**WE STILL REQUIRE 2 PARENT GUARDIANS FOR THE CONCERT FOR THE JUNIOR CHOIR (12.30-6pm), plus 2 for Kiss and Drop (12noon-1.15), please get in touch with the office if you can help**

Junior Choir’s concert day details are below:



  • Choristers need to be at Elder Hall, 1 – 6pm
    • Kiss & Drop is available for the Juniors from 12.45 – 1pm. 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 – 5.50pm.



  • 5.55pm. 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),  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 hair-ties 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 (Please have Lunch before you arrive)

Your songs for this concert are:

  • Duck Dive Jive
  • Puppy Eyes
  • Kitty Cat Boogie

Plus Combined Songs:

  • Walking in the Air
  • Life’s A Happy Song


I thank you sincerely for ensuring your children know their words for this concert; in particular – the combined songs.




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 on July 1st. Pizza night is the last night for Term 2 – Enjoy the holidays!

Thank you very much for your continued enthusiasm and support!


Glenni Kempe, Meredith Wilson and Angela Centofanti

Message from Adelaide Cabaret Festival

3 Jun

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL WED 10 – SAT 13 JUNE We’re proud to announce that we will be performing the Australian premiere of our new show Other Plans at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this coming June, curated by Barry Humphries.  Directed by Noel Jordan (Australian director and ex-producer at Sydney Opera House), Other Plans features new konnakol-based works (Indian vocal percussion) composed by Coco’s Lunch artist Lisa Young, as well as songs from the group’s latest award-winning albums Blueprintand A Whole New Way of Getting Dressed. As well as releasing our new single Other Plans as part of this event, Coco’s Lunch will also be bringing the hit show for children I Wanna Be A Mermaid to the Adelaide Festival Centre for Something On Saturday, as part of the Cabaret Festival. Be sure to forward this newsletter to your Adelaide friends and family and let them know we’re coming to town!! More info/bookings:

Young Adelaide Sings concert – this Sunday

27 May

Dear Junior Choir Choristers and Families,

Congratulations on a lovely performance at Come Out on Sunday – we have an opportunity to do it all again this week – in a more professional venue, with a different kind of audience.

It’s that great time of year again – Young Adelaide Sings on Sunday 31 May, hosted by the Australian National Choral Association. For families who haven’t been involved before, Young Adelaide Sings offers an opportunity for school-aged choirs from Juniors up to Seniors, to perform and hear each other in concert. It’s an exciting afternoon, with a variety of music to listen to.

Young Adelaide Sings

Concert Day: Sunday 31 May

Venue: Elder Hall

Arrival time: 11:45am for warm up and staging call, then a 2pm performance – please come to the rear of Elder Hall (there is no Kiss and Drop)

Collection time: 3:45pm – please come to the drop off/collection point at the back of Elder Hall

Concert Dress: Junior Choir Yellow T-Shirt, black choir pants, polished black shoes, black socks. Please note that leggings, tights, skinny pants or non-black pants are not appropriate attire. Contact the office if you are having difficulty finding a pair.

Please remember there is a NO JEWELLERY rule and hair must be worn up and off your face. Please use brown or black hairties and clips only – not gold or silver! Make sure you are not wearing nail polish.

 What to bring:

  • A healthy snack and drink for before the concert
  • A book or a quiet game to play

Repertoire: Duck Dive Jive, Puppy Eyes, Kitty Cat Boogie

Volunteer Parents: Craig Westbury, Katherine Dellitt, Janet Carey, plus Glenni, Meredith and Angela

Tickets: you can buy tickets to the concert from the YAV office. YAV retains a portion of the ticket cost, so please buy from us rather than on the day.

A Winter Mosaic – helpers required

21 May

Please follow this link or contact the office if you are able to assist with our end of semester concert. It’s always wonderful to see how far the choristers have come over the past 2 terms and gives them the chance to see and hear what the other choirs have been doing.

We couldn’t do it with out you:

Thank you!



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13 May

Dear YAV Community

1CC is planning to go on a Tour in June/July 2016. It seems a long time away but we are already starting with some fundraisers. One of them is a ‘Bottle-Drive’. In the coming months we will be collecting recyclable items like:




beer-bottles etc

Anything that is worth 10 cents!!!

If you have any of these items please bring them in to choir each week and put them into the boxes provided.

If you have any large quantities and are unable to drop them off at the choir, I am happy to collect them from your home or workplace. Please contact Anthea in the office if you need to arrange a collection.

Thank you very much for your support!

Kind Regards,

Angélique Roebers

Term 2 bulletin

29 Apr

Dear Junior Choir parents

A BIG welcome back to all Junior Choir members and parents! Parents are cordially invited to join us next week on May 6 from 5.45pm – 6.15pm for our Open Rehearsal.

We are off to a racing start this term with 2 gigs in the next 4 weeks! So we will be running very focused rehearsals in preparation for these events. It is important that your child attends rehearsals regularly as this will support our goals of presenting our best choral work.


We have 3 very important performances this Term! If you are able to assist as a choir guardian for these events please contact the office.
Sunday May 24 – Come Out Family Day@ The Terrace, Adelaide Festival Centre
Arrival time – 11.20am Stage Door, Festival Centre – look for the Junior Choir Guardians
Pick up – 12.45pm from the Stage Door, Festival Centre.
Repertoire: – Duck Dive Jive, Puppy Eyes and Kitty Cat Boogie– to be known off by heart
What to wear – black pants, yellow T shirts, black shoes, black socks, hair off face,
No Jewellery
Bring small snack and drink – no popcorn please

Sunday May 31 Young Adelaide Sings @ Elder Hall, North Tce @ 2pm
Arrival time – 12pm – look for the Choir Guardians at front steps
Pick up – 4pm from lawns in front of Elder Hall
Repertoire: – Duck Dive Jive, Puppy Eyes and Kitty Cat Boogie – to be known off by heart
What to wear – black pants, yellow T shirts, black shoes, black socks, hair off face,
No jewellery
Bring small snack and drink – no popcorn please
Tickets available at YAV Choir Office in due course

Sunday June 21 A Winter Mosaic – YAV Combined Concert @ 3.30pm
Elder Hall

• Junior Choir arrival time is 1.45pm
• Please arrive in Choir uniform – black pants, yellow T shirts, black shoes, black socks, hair off face, no jewellery
• Repertoire: – Duck Dive Jive, One Step At A Time, Kitty Cat Boogie
• Bring a drink and a snack – no popcorn please

Pizza & Concert DVD Night
The Wednesday following the concert (June 24), will be our final night for Term 2. We will celebrate with pizza, games and will watch a DVD of our performance. ($1 per piece of pizza and $1 for a drink)

We still require parent helpers for this very important and useful service to continue. Please see Anthea in the office or follow this link if you are able to offer half an hour of your time:

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, they can be purchased from the Office of YAV
• Wear rehearsal T shirt when possible
• Small snack and a drink – no popcorn please
I thank you sincerely for your enthusiasm and support.

Happy singing!!

Glenni Kempe – Tutor
Meredith Wilson – Accompanist
Angela Centofanti – Choir Guardian and Assistant Tutor

Choir rehearsals start this week

28 Apr

We look forward to welcoming our choirs back to rehearsals this week for a busy term for all choirs.


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