Christy McElynn's blog
On Saturday, November 18, Coriste, Sola Voce, and Primo Coro, along with select choirs from Bernardsville Middle School, held a "Kids for Kids" concert to benefit the Team Campbell Foundation, a non-profit that works closely with families who are faced with a childhood cancer diagnosis. We are thrilled to say that we raised over $5100 for this important organization!
NJYC was thrilled to host Zimfira Poloz, Artistic Director of the Hamilton Children’s Choir as a clinician for this very special workshop. Zimfira, a highly respected conductor, educator, and adjudicator with a distinguished international reputation, demonstrated her philosophy and approach to building a beautiful children's choral sound at all levels, from elementary through high school. Participants left with creative new ideas for eliciting the rich, vibrant sound that their choirs are naturally capable of producing!
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 the second annual Intermediate Choir Festival, a day hosted by NJYC that celebrates intermediate children's choirs and developing singers. We 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!
Members from all five of our 2017-18 NJYC ensembles kicked off the season in style, joining voices to perform The Star Spangled Banner before the NY Mets faced the Washington Nationals. It was a rare opportunity to hear all five choirs perform together, and their performance was a home run. High fives all around!