Spring is just around the corner at Guelph Youth Singers and great performances are germinating! Artistic Director Markus Howard once again features the growing talent of Choirs I and II with an original libretto entitled "... and All for One!". Why mount a musical? Here is just a few reasons from our director, Markus Howard:
Exploring the 'entire child' and their artistic gifts
Movement and dance will help release tensions
Assuming a character, developing their voice and personal qualities exercises a creative muscle we can use in interpreting our choral music.
Working as a team while dancing, acting and singing builds upon the camaraderie necessary when working as a choir.
Work ethic, memorization skills, and aiming towards a common goal build group unity and respect for individuals.
Allowing children to showcase other artistic skills builds confidence
An opportunity for parents and family members to assist in the production in areas like costuming, props, scenery, stage managing, text drilling and front of house.
This experience was very positive for our youngest members last season and we look forward to watching their confidence sprout. The venue is cozy, so get your tickets soon as it is guaranteed to sell out. Special price for children under 12 is $10.
..Bring May Flowers
Our annual spring concert has a fresh new venue this year. "Our Flag Waves High" will take place at Holy Rosary Church in Guelph. With beautiful acoustics and plentiful seating, we anticipate a whole new experience for a celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Save the date! Sat. June 3rd, 2017.
This spring we are happy to announce second annual GYS ONLINE AUCTION. With lots of great items and excellent deals, please share the information with family and friends. All of the items are generously donated from local businesses and auctioned off at less than their real value. You get a great item for a great price and GYS raises funds to continue programming excellently.
Watch for our Mother's Day flower baskets order forms coming soon! Many of you took advantage of this offer last year. The baskets were gorgeous and overflowing with colourful blooms. A great value and a great gift just in time for Mother's Day.