Reading, PA… Berks Youth Chorus (BYC) is pleased to announce that it will offer its ninth annual Summer Sing, a week-long day campforschool children who have just completed grades 3 through 6, Monday through Friday, June 12 – 16, 2017, at Hope Lutheran Church, 601 N. Front Street, Reading. A mini concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 2:30 pm, Friday, June 16 at the church.
Summer Sing is offered for children who want a fun summer experience with other children who like to sing. No auditions or prior musical training are required. The focus is on choral singing and musical training for young voices. Summer Sing is offered free, except for a $10 registration fee.
Summer Sing combines traditional camp activities and serious music making such as large and small group singing, and classes in recorders, sight singing, and voice. Songs include a variety of world music. BYC provides all music and education materials, a daily snack, and an official Summer Sing t-shirt to each child. Hope Lutheran provides a daily lunch.
Berks Youth Chorus has strong relationships with inner-city Reading and suburban school music educators, private teachers, and churches throughout Berks County, and works closely with them to recruit Summer Sing singers.
Berks Youth Chorus is a premier choral ensemble that offers high quality vocal instruction for children and youth who want to sing and expand their musical horizons. For more than twenty-five years, BYC has given its youth a voice. Singers, from a diverse cross-section of neighborhoods, cultures, religions, and economic strata, come together, make music, and make friendships that last a lifetime.
With its headquarters and many rehearsals located in Reading’s geographically accessible GoggleWorks, and through community engagement projects such as Summer Sing, BYC is dedicated to making life-changing musical opportunities accessible to all children. Singers represent school districts, private schools and home schools throughout Berks County.
The concert season is supported by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and Reading Musical Foundation.