November 2016
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Developing young people as artists, citizens, and 
leaders through the shared pursuit of musical excellence.
The Annual Tradition Continues...
The annual tradition continues Sunday, December 11th at 4pm as we welcome all of our ensembles to the Flynn Center stage for OrchestraChorusPalooza! This yearly extravaganza has something for everyone with music ranging from Bach to The Beatles.
VYO Senior Soloist Connor Zwonik will perform Colgrass’ Timpani Concerto. Enjoy excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and an arrangement of Irving Berlin’s classic, White Christmas. Don’t miss this musical spectacular, reserve your seats today! Tickets are available in person at the Flynn Center Box Office, online at, or by calling 802-86-FLYNN. Thank you to our sponsor, Vermont Violins.
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Madrigalia: the Music of the Word
The Winter Choral Concert, conducted by Caleb Pillsbury, features Madrigals from 15th century Spain and Italy as well as modern popular music set in this distinctive style. The program also showcases Shakespearean lyrics from Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, and Much Ado About Nothing in a contemporary choral triptych by Emma Lou Diemer. Experience powerful liturgical Latin text from the Matins service set by Giovanni Battista Martini. Finally, enjoy a collection of modern Hebrew “poetic postcards” written by Hila Plitmann to her husband Eric Whitacre who sets them in Five Hebrew Love Songs.
Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College
Tickets are available at the door on the day of the performance
$10/adults $5/students (VYOA members FREE)
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Come Sing with Us! Come Play with Us!
Ensembles for Every Grade Level
New students are invited to audition this December to join the VYOA in January. We have opportunities for orchestral instrumentalists in grades 3-12 and vocalists in grades 6-12. VYOA ensembles offer the opportunity to improve your musical skills, participate in exciting performances, and make new friends with other young musicians from throughout our region.  All programs are based at our beautiful home, the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College located in Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester. Click here to learn more about how you can experience the joy of making music with us!
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Holiday Sing Along for 6th & 7th Graders
Celebrate the season with us! Sing holiday tunes and enjoy festive treats. All students in 6th & 7th grade are invited to attend even if you have no singing experience. This is a great opportunity to meet our Chorale conductor, Heather Schoppmann as well as other young singers in our area. The holidays are a time of sharing and giving so bring a friend! 
The Holiday Sing Along is free of charge, but please RSVP by emailing so we have enough music and refreshments for everyone. Join us in the spirit of the season with joyful music. 
Tuesday, December 13th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College
FREE for any 6th & 7th grade student
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Our Annual Appeal is Underway!
Here at the VYOA, we believe that music has the power to change lives, and we're guessing you do, too!  Donations from people just like you enable us to provide meaningful musical experiences for children throughout Vermont and beyond through our ensembles, financial aid, and community engagement programs. 
Will you make a gift today to support the VYOA?
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Thank you for your support!
Fall Performances Now Streaming

Audio: VYO & VYP
Fall Concerts

Our two full orchestras, Vermont Youth Orchestra (VYO) and Vermont Youth Philharmonia (VYP), performed their first concerts of the 2016-17 season in September. Audio of both performances is now streaming online. These files are available for immediate download on Instant Encore. Click here to download VYP’s performance from Saturday, September 24th. Click here to download VYO’s performance from Sunday, September 25th.  Enjoy!
Video: VYO Fall Concert
VYOA 2016 Fall Concert
We would like to thank our media partner RETN for filming and producing our Flynn Center performance of the Vermont Youth Orchestra from Sunday, September 25, 2016. The full performance is available for free online streaming as well as DVD purchase. With the holidays just around the corner, the gift of this high quality DVD will be something the entire family will treasure forever. We hope you enjoy watching these talented young musicians and look forward to seeing you at our next performance! 
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Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College
223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT 05446 - (802) 655-5030

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