Young Singers Unite for Ukraine Aid at Berks Youth Chorus Spring Concert

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Berks Youth Chorus (BYC) is pleased to present the last concert of its 30and anniversary season. Songs of belonging will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Wyomissing, PA. The concert caps off a full year of in-person singing despite the pandemic.

The concert will include performances by two BYC ensembles: MasterSingers (grades 8-12) and Chorale (children grades 4-7), both conducted by Sam Barge.

General admission is $10 and $5 for students. VIP seats are $25. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at berksyouthchorus.org, by phone at 610-898-7664 or, depending on availability, at the door.

Songs of belonging will also provide relief to victims of the conflict in Ukraine as part of the BYC Chorus for Causes project. The singers designed conflict awareness wristbands to sell at the concert, with proceeds going to Save the Children, an organization that serves the needs of crisis-affected children. Save the Children advocates for and provides access to education, psychosocial support, hygiene kits and cash grants to families to help meet basic needs.

The music will include African American spirituals, American folk tunes, pop songs and musical theater tunes, all centered on messages of hope, compassion, gratitude and resilience.

Berks Youth Chorus also offers Summer Sing, a week-long summer camp for youth entering grades 3-7, July 25-29, 2022. The camp is open to all children, with no auditions. BYC Summer Sing is for kids who love to sing and want a fun summer experience with other kids across the county.

Summer Sing 2022 will be held at Atonement Lutheran Church, 5 Wyomissing Boulevard, Wyomissing, from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. The camp will end with a performance on Friday afternoon. BYC is offering the camp for free except for the $10 registration fee. Summer Sing is free for BYC singers 2022-2023.

Register for BYC Summer Sing before July 1st at berksyouthchorus.org.

ABOUT YOUNG BERKS CHOIR
All young people are also welcome to join Berks Youth Chorus. Headquartered in the geographically accessible GoggleWorks Arts Center in Reading, BYC has served thousands of young people through a world-class choral program that runs from September to May each year. Members, grades 3 through 12, receive high-quality vocal instruction and perform at venues throughout Berks County. BYC provides a safe and nurturing environment where singers thrive, engage with a community of other singers, and are nurtured artistically, civically, and spiritually.

The BYC Singers represent school districts, private schools, and home schools in Berks County. This concert season is supported by the Reading Musical Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Presser Foundation and the Neag Foundation.

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