Auditions for the New Jersey Youth Chorus are coming up!!
The New Jersey Youth Chorus’ Young Men’s Ensemble and its Advanced Treble chorus performed at the Bernards High School Performing Arts Center on April 14thwith Cantus, the highly acclaimed men’s ensemble from Minneapolis- St Paul. Everyone attending the concert walked away with rich memories. As an audience member remarked, “I never realized the wonderful sounds these kids could create.”
They created the same wonderful sounds again at their Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 5th. If you missed these concerts, you can see them perform on Youtube by typing in the following link.
NJYC is holding its Spring Auditions June 15 and June 23. To schedule an audition visit our website at http://www.njyouthchorus.org/# . Auditions are at Delbarton School’s Fine Arts Center. Pre-registration is required.
Founded in 1992, NJYC is an auditioned choral program for children in grades one through twelve. Each of the five choruses provides quality music education that encourages young people’s love and appreciation of choral music and nurtures their individual growth and development. The Chorus performs frequently with many professional ensembles, including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Brass at NJPAC in Newark and at the State Theater’s Gala under Oscar and Grammy-award winning composer Marvin Hamlisch and Bill Conti. They were a featured choir at the 2008 and 2012 American Choral Directors Association’s Conference, and the only children’s choir to be invited to sing at Chorus America’s 2009 National Conference. The Chorus has also sung with Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan, appeared on the Today Show, and has sung at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. The Chorus has participated in numerous festivals in New Orleans, Hawaii, Canada and England, and has toured Italy, Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.
Highlights of their 21st Anniversary Season include performances with the Westfield Symphony Orchestra in Carmen, the New Jersey Youth Symphony in a holiday concert to benefit “Cookies for Kids Cancer”, with Schola Cantorum on Hudson, a performance at Westminster Choir College, the National Anthem at the Red Bulls game and at Citi Field, and as an invited choir to the Windy City Festival in Chicago and the Maryland State Boychoir’s Young Men Festival.
Come to a concert, listen to the rich sounds of the chorus and join to experience the many opportunities of making beautiful music and friends for a lifetime. “NJYC is more than just a choir. It is the place where I have forged some of my most meaningful friendships. There is something special about the music that we share and the friends that I have made; it keeps me coming back year after year.” - a quote from a member of the Young Men’s Ensemble.
NJYC members come from among the following communities: Chatham, Madison, Morristown, Summit, Short Hills, West Orange, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Basking Ridge and Bernardsville