Welcome to Guelph Youth Singers!
Guelph Youth Singers is a community choir that provides opportunities for talented children within Guelph and surrounding counties to sing and enhance their skills in musical knowledge and theory, to foster personal friendships, to hone social skills and develop performance ability.
The GYS Experience:
- Weekly rehearsals with training in vocal technique, repertoire, theory and sight-singing
- Weekend workshops with professionals
- Social and learning weekends with other exceptional choirs
- Performance opportunities with professional musicians in some of Ontario’s best venues.
- The opportunity to sing with Guelph’s prestigious and national award-winning choir.
- Qualified families can receive bursaries to assist with program fees as funds permit.
…if you love to sing, we have a choir for you.
2019/2020 Choral Season
Choir 1 will continue on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:45 p.m. for our youngest and newest singers. The introduction of Dalcroze Eurythmics, a method of building innate musicality though movement, rhythm and improvisation will be an exciting part of our programming!
Choir 2 will remain on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Drumming and movement will enhance a season of choral repertoire from around the world. Guest leaders will join us from the Universities of Guelph and Laurier, and the greater Guelph arts community.
Choir 3, Cantabile and Chamber Choir will maintain their Wednesday time slots between 6-9:10 p.m. Collaborations with dance and theatre companies, and the Guelph Symphony promise to offer a season that maintains the highest of choral standards while exploring multidisciplinary performing opportunities.
Music Theatre Academy: Sundays 2-5 p.m. Our newest program in GYS is the establishment of the Music Theatre Academy, structured around the programming of two of Canada’s finest youth theatre companies. Geared towards young performers who are looking for an elevated theatre performance experience, the small group will work with Markus and other professionals from the Central Ontario theatre community. Solo and small ensemble singing, drama, and dance will be the core disciplines in a weekly intensive. More information will come as guest artists and performance dates are finalized.
BACK THIS SEASON: SATB: This ensemble will rehearse on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. This mixed ensemble is an opportunity for advanced singers in the GYS family to explore repertoire that includes the changed male voice. Excellent sight singing skills and an advanced knowledge of choral etiquette are required to be a part of this exciting ensemble. Treble voices must be 16 by December of the current season. Male voices must be changed or in the process of changing. (Prerequisite: Completion of Theory program. Numbers will vary to accommodate a balance in voice parts).