Youth Chorus Program Beginning in the 2014-2015 Season

Youth Orchestras of Prince William Announces Addition of
Youth Chorus Program Beginning in the 2014-2015 Season
Woodbridge, VA (April 11, 2014)
– The Youth Orchestras of Prince William
(YOPW) is delighted to announce the addition of a Youth Chorus for the 2014-2015 season.  This treble voice choir will be open to both
male and female students in grades 3 through 8. 
The chorus will perform a variety of repertoire including classical,
folk, and world music and collaborate with YOPW’s orchestras.
 
John Devlin, Music Director said, “YOPW’s mission is to serve the area’s youth by
providing them with high-level musical opportunities. We saw a need for an
excellent choral program that will bring together talented youth from around
the region. Our unique position within the county allows YOPW to do this and will
give the chorus the chance to perform with our instrumental ensembles.”
 
YOPW began incorporating choral
collaborations into their performances in the 2012-2013 season.  These have proven to be successful learning
opportunities for all of the students – orchestra members and singers – and
YOPW is excited to expand these offerings. 
 
“Integrating a youth choir into
our own offerings is an ideal channel for younger students that are interested
in the choral arts. With us, they will grow into excellent ensemble members and
enjoy the experience in the way that our instrumental students are currently
able,” said Devlin.
Students interested in joining the
new Youth Chorus will be required to complete a voice check.  Voice checks will give students the
opportunity to meet with Chorus staff one-on-one and will last 5-7 minutes per
student. 
 
Voice Checks will be held:
·     
Monday, May 12th from
5:00 – 9:00 pm at Gar-Field High School
·     
Monday, May 19th from
5:00 – 9:00 pm at Patriot High School
·     
Saturday, September 6th
from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Gar-Field High School
 
Appointments can be made by
contacting the YOPW Office at (703) 590-7083 or yopw@yopwva.org.

For more than 30 years, the Youth Orchestras of
Prince William has provided exceptional instrumental education for the youth of
the region. We offer opportunities for a wide spectrum of students, ranging
from beginning string players and intermediate wind players to advanced
students performing professional symphonic repertoire. YOPW enrolls
approximately 275 students in three string orchestras, two symphony orchestras,
a wind symphony, and a variety of chamber music ensembles. Our students are
primarily from Prince William County, Virginia, but YOPW members come from all
over Northern Virginia and North Central Virginia. For more information about
the Youth Orchestras of Prince William visit our website: http://www.yopwva.org