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The Children's Choir of Sussex County, the Newark Boy's Choir, and the Princeton Girl Choir joined NJYC's Sola Voce and Coro Vivo for our second annual Intermediate Choir Festival, a day that celebrates intermediate childrens' choirs and developing singers. We will welcomed Fernando Malvar Ruiz, the former director of the American Boychoir, as the clinician. 

After a workshop and some fun and games from 9:30 to 3, the day culminated in a concert at 3 PM. Each choir performed their own repertoire, then sang together under the direction of Mr. Malvar-Ruiz. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Several of our Coriste & Camerata juniors and seniors had the experience of a lifetime when NJYC was invited to perform with Barry Manilow at the Prudential Center  They backed him up on Copacabana, I Write the Songs, and It's a Miracle, complete with choreography and some extra vocal touches that Mr. Manilow's team knew our group would be able to handle.  It was truly a spectacular evening! 

NJYC hosted some special guests for a "Kids for Kids" performance to benefit the Brooke Heale Foundation.  NJYC's Sola Voce & Primo Coro, members of the Grace Episcopal Church Chapel Choir, Daughters of Zion, and the Spotlight Kids Company raised $1,275 for this very worthy cause.

The Brooke Healey Foundation was created to build awareness and raise funds for research in DIPG; to help families dealing with pediatric cancers, especially brain cancers and DIPG;
to foster supportive community relationships and to promote involvement through scholarships awarded to civically active high school seniors.

NJYC's 25th Anniversary Season Spring Concert demonstrated the depth and breadth of NJYC's repertoire. With songs sung in Spanish, French, Latin, Hebrew, and even Japanese, and ranging from a Traditional Sea Chantey to a Spiritual to Trolls by Clifford Crawley, the performances delighted the audience, while also highlighting the range in repertoire to which each of our choristers is exposed.  Coriste even performed a song using both words and American Sign Language!

GETMusic! stands for “Girls Empowered Through Music!”  This all-girl festival was hosted by the Pennsylvania Girlchoir (PG) and led by Festival Conductors Mr. Vincent Metallo and Dr. Elizabeth Parker. The girls of Primo Coro spent the day singing great music with other girls, culminating with a concert that featured the Festival Choir and the world-renowned Pennsylvania Girlchoir.  It was a great day of singing!

Choristers in Coro Vivo and Sola Voce had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC to participate in the MCP Children's Choir Series Festival. The three day festival included three intense rehearsal sessions, followed by a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform on stage at the Kennedy Center.  They also had the chance to sightsee around Washington DC at sites like the National Mall, Smithsonian Museum and the White House. 

It is events like this that make being a part of NJYC such a special experience.

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