Quincy Area Youth Chorus

QAYClogoThe Quincy Area Youth Chorus joined QSOA in 1995. The Chorus includes children from ages 8 through high school from the surrounding, tri-state area.

QAYC rehearses select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the school year.

To join QAYC, contact the Symphony office at 217-222-2856 for audition dates and times.

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Quincy Area Youth Chorus Conductors

Paul Shelor

Paul Shelor

Amy Walker

Amy Walker

 

2017 – 2018 Concert Dates

qayc-youth-choir-2FALL CONCERT
Sunday, October 22, 2017 6:00pm

Quincy Area Youth Chorus

Paul Shelor and Amy Walker, Conductors
Performances by the Kinderchor and Concert Choir

Trinity United Church of Christ ~ 2020 S. 24th St., Quincy, IL

Donations encouraged

This 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 Concert Choir 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. There will be a reception following the performance in the fellowship hall.

qayc-youth-choirSPRING CONCERT
Date and time TBA

Quincy Area Youth Chorus

Paul Shelor and Amy Walker, Conductors
Performances by the Kinderchor and Concert Choir

Trinity United Church of Christ ~ 2020 S. 24th St., Quincy, IL

Donations encouraged.

THE PLANETS
Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:30pm

The Youth Chorus will join the Quincy Symphony Chorus and the Quincy Symphony Orchestra for a performance of portions of the beautiful “Sunrise Mass” of Ola Gjeilo. The themes develop from a sense of the cosmos to an affirmation of the earth, from Sunrise to the final reassuring melodies of Identity & The Ground. The Sunrise Mass will be the perfect pairing with the orchestra’s spectacular multi-media presentation of Holst’s The Planets.

Bruce Briney, Phyllis RobertsonPaul Shelor and Amy Walker, Conductors

Quincy Junior High School’s Morrison Theater, Quincy, IL

Adults $18, Seniors $15, children 18 & younger free.

Youth Chorus concerts are included on the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association season ticket.   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 of the Community Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.