Christy McElynn's blog
The five choirs of NJYC came together at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield, NJ for our annual winter concert. The audience enjoyed a number of holiday favorites, even joining in for some carols in between sets. The concert culminated in the rare delight of seeing all five choirs perform together.
NJYC's Coriste was invited to join the choirs of Westminster Choir College and the renowned Solid Brass for this spectacular weekend of holiday music for choir, organ and brass, performed in the grandeur of the Princeton University Chapel. It is a beloved annual event, for good reason, and the choir truly did a fantastic job, as you can see from the feedback we received:
“Thank you again for being part of Readings and Carols. Your choir sang beautifully, and provided a very special part of our concerts together. It’s always a pleasure to hear them and the incredible work you do!”
“Your choir sounded fantastic.”
“Your choir sounded so beautiful in that space. Congratulations on a spectacular performance.”
Members of Sola Voce joined the Light Opera of New Jersey for four beautiful performances of this one act opera based on the tale of the Three Kings. Sola Voce opened the show, and one of our Coro Vivo boys was one of the Amahl's!
Congratulations to all.
Coriste and Camerata gave a special concert to benefit Spectrum for Living, a NJ-based non-profit organization dedicated to the philosophy that persons with developmental disabilities have the same rights as others to a fulfilling and meaningful life. We were delighted to be a part of such a worthwhile event.
The Children's Chorus of Sussex County, the Newark Boys Chorus, and the Princeton GirlChoir once again joined NJYC's Sola Voce and Coro Vivo for a day that celebrated intermediate childrens' choirs and developing singers. We welcomed Emily Ellsworth, the nationally recognized former Artistic Director of Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, as the clinician.
After a workshop 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 Ms. Ellsworth.
Coriste joined the NJ Symphony Orchestra to perform the US premiere of Speak Out. Composed by Kate Whitley, Speak Out is is based on Malala Yousafzai’s legendary speech to the United Nations in 2013, advocating the right of every girl to have an education.