GYS turns 25 this year and that’s a great reason to celebrate by doing what we do best – singing and delighting our audiences with some outstanding performances. An anniversary concert series will include our annual Winter & Spring concerts, with the addition of three Sunday afternoon bonus performances.
Here’s what to expect:
Concert One: “Heartstring,” Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3-4 p.m. at Dublin Street United Church
Harrow Fair, with Miranda Mulholland (Great Lake Swimmers, Belle Star) and Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players), and string players from Suzuki String School of Guelph will join GYS Choir III and SATB Choir in a fresh melding of voices and strings.
Concert Two: “Snowforms,” Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7 p.m., Harcourt Memorial United Church
Markus Howard, artistic director & conductor, and Heather Fleming, Choir I conductor, will showcase all GYS choirs in our annual Winter concert. The perfect way to start off the holiday season and set the stage for a happy 2016.
Concert Three: “Honour Song,” Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3-4 p.m., The Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellency, Tech Hall
A new musical partnership and friendship for Guelph Youth Singers with the Wiiji Numgumook Kwe Drum Circle will highlight Canadian Aboriginal music and culture and introduce our singers and audience to a previously unexplored sound, rhythm and repertoire.
Concert Four: “The Mythical Forest,” Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7 p.m. Guelph Youth Music Centre
Markus Howard, will write, direct and conduct this special children’s concert to be performed by GYS I and II choristers. Costumes and props will add drama, excitement and fun to this production, which will be a favourite for our young singers.
Concert Five (the Finale): “Bountiful: A 25th Celebration,” Saturday, May 28, 2016, 7 p.m. River Run Centre GET TICKETS!
This 25th Anniversary Spring Concert will both honour our foundations and usher GYS into the next 25 years. The concert will also feature a performance with GYS alumni.
Don’t Miss a Performance (this is a special season)!
Only $99 for all 5 performances. It’s like attending one concert for free! See your family registration invoice for an opportunity to order the series for $99. GYS families who purchase the concert series with their registration package will be offered an exclusive opportunity to choose their seats for the May 28, 2016 Spring concert, during the week of Sept. 23-30, 2015, before the tickets are available to the public on October 1. Single Ticket Prices: $25/Adult; $20/Senior& Student and $5/eyeGO at the River Run box office: 519-763-3000, riverrun.ca