Youth Chorus Performs Fall Concert

The Quincy Area Youth Chorus will perform their Fall Concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 2020 South 24th St. The concert features some of the most talented young singers in the region.

The Kinderchor, featuring the youngest students, will showcase songs that embrace themes of peace, hope and liberty. Their performance includes “America, My Country” and “Woke Up This Morning.” The Kinderchor is directed by Amy Walker and accompanied by Sarah Javaux.

The Concert Choir, under the direction of Paul Shelor and accompanied by Mary Shelor, will present a wide variety of multi-cultural songs including Polish folk songs, Irish melodies, American folk hymns and Shona sacred music. Songs to be performed include “Celtic Cradle Song,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and many others.

Free will donations will be collected. The concert is included on the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association season ticket. There will be a reception following the performance in the fellowship hall.

Founded in 1995, the QAYC offers quality vocal training and heightened appreciation of choral music to children in 3rd through 12th grades. An educational outreach of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association, QAYC seeks to supplement school and church choral training with focused preparation and performance of excellent treble chorus literature, including both secular and sacred music, appropriate for both girls and boys with unchanged voices. Children are selected by audition, and perform two concerts each year, in addition to other performances. The next audition will be held in December.

The Quincy Area Youth Chorus is funded in part by Encore! Symphony Volunteer Council, the Martha McCrory Foundation,  the Tracy Family Foundation, the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund, Jayne & Leroy Boeckelman Fund for Young Musicians, Katherine Broemmel Endowment for the Arts, and Alan L. Stiegemeier and Mary Ellen Stiegemeier Charitable Fund through the Community Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Call 222-2856 or visit www.qsoa.org for more information.