Okanagan Youth Choir is a choir for choristers in grades 8-12 through to university aged young adults. We returned to in-person singing in September 2021 on Wednesday evenings, with a plan to return to 2 hour rehearsals in the Fall of 2022 on Wednesdays at 5pm. We recognize there is a need for connection, especially now, and also, a need for singers who graduate from high school programs to have somewhere to continue to sing with other young people. Singing together is such a great opportunity for building community connection, leadership opportunities, and overall mental and physical health and well being. We aim to provide a space for these needs to be met for young singers in our community, as we have seen exemplified in other youth choir programs across BC and beyond.
Rehearsals include, but are not limited to, the following elements:
- community connection
- Vocal tech time and pedagogy – developing our voices individually and as a group
- Working on our sight singing and musicianship skills
- Learning new music in a variety of styles & singing some familiar favourites
- Mentorship opportunities for our senior singers, and mentoring for our juniors.
- Developing a rich community that celebrates our uniqueness and diversity
We will continue to monitor public health advice as we make preparations, and will adjust our plans as needed.
Cost for the full year of singing is approximately $420. Financial support is available for those with financial need.
For more information about joining us for the 2022-23 season, please visit our Join Us page.
For more information or to register to sing with us, please contact:
Music Director, Taylor Bone (Email: email@example.com)
or Frances Chiasson, Artistic Director (Phone: 250-869-6817 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)