Singers invited to join SYV Youth Chorale for holiday season

SYV Youth Chorale singing in the holiday program. Photo contributed

Children from grades 4th– 8th are invited to the Santa Ynez Valley Youth Chorale’s first rehearsal for 2016 holiday concert performances starting on October 8. The Youth Chorale rehearsals are scheduled every Tuesday, from 6:30 – 7:25 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2627 Janin Way, Solvang.

On December 17th and 18th, the Youth Chorale will present a variety of pieces including “Give Us Hope” by Jim Papoulis, “Peaceful River” by Donnelly and Strid, “Sacred Night/Away In A Manger” by Nicole Mullen, “Peace, Peace” by Rick and Sylvia Powell, as well as other holiday classics with the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale and Orchestra’s larger holiday program.

This is an opportunity for children to learn choral music under the direction of director and composer Michael Eglin and to perform with a master chorale and professional orchestra.  It’s also an opportunity to make new friends, build confidence in performing in front of others and finally, present the results of rehearsals to family, friends and neighbors throughout the Valley.

More information about the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale and the holiday concerts are available at www.syvchorale.org. You can also follow them on Facebook.