Last year, the inaugural season of the Newport County Youth Chorus exceeded our expectations. The Newport RI childrens chorus participated in several concerts, partnered with Emmanuel Church and the Choir School of Newport County, and worked closely with students from Salve Regina University. Our students had the opportunity to learn how to use their voices to harmonize, understand musical notation, and even sing in different languages!
This year we plan on expanding our partnerships with local organizations. We will be singing in new and exciting locations, as well as extending rehearsals to new areas, making it easier and more convenient for residents across Newport County to be a part of Newport County Youth Chorus. Students from Salve Regina University and Middletown High School serve as chorus managers to help our elementary students. With their help, we are able to offer our younger students mentorship through their peers, as well as to offer our more mature singers an opportunity to learn the nuances of teaching music.
What to expect of the childrens chorus this year
NCYC is thrilled to be expanding its childrens chorus to Middletown and Portsmouth this year. By offering rehearsals at St. Mary’s Church in Portsmouth, we’re making it more convenient for our Middletown and Portsmouth students to join us. We’re also extending the experience to middle school singers. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends from different schools all across Aquidneck Island.
Singers—both new and returning—will learn new songs, and we will work on developing our musical skills. We are also excited to welcome chorus managers from Middletown High School and choir leaders from Thompson Middle School, expanding our leadership team.
Accepting new choristers: registration deadline—October 30
It’s not too late to join our children's chorus! We will be accepting new choristers at all rehearsals until October 30th. Remember, singing with Newport County Youth Chorus does not require any experience, and it is completely free to join.
This year’s events
This year we plan on holding and participating in a variety of events throughout Aquidneck Island. These events are free and open to the public. We hope that you’ll consider joining us! Stay tuned by signing up for our newsletter and blog… more details on these events will be coming soon!
On Saturday, December 1 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm Newport County Youth Chorus will be caroling and crafting with Emmanuel Church and the Newport String Project at Emmanuel Church on Dearborn Street in Newport.
Save the date and say tuned for more information on our winter and spring concerts on Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, June 1st.
Visit the NCYC calendar online to view and download our events to your phone. Syncing your calendar with ours will automatically share all new updates. Email us if you have any questions on how to share events from our calendar to yours.
Is your student in Newport County Youth Chorus or considering registering? Visit our 2018 student information page for details on rehearsals and upcoming events for choristers.