WEYC was fortunate to have the opportunity to perform this commissioned piece at the Windsor Choral Festival on Saturday, March 7, 2020 under the direction of Tracy Wong. This was the final choral concert for most of the 275+ singers in attendance before the pandemic closed the doors of concert halls and shuttered our rehearsal […]
One year ago, WEYC was proud to perform during the Mayor’s Annual Walk along Windsor’s waterfront. WEYC also led Windsorites in the singing of our national anthem at Dieppe Gardens at the conclusion of this event. Although the Mayor’s Walk has been cancelled this year due to Covid-19, we hope you will enjoy our virtual […]
Allegro had a wonderful time developing new friendships with singers from the Fireweed Children’s Chorus in Yellowknife, NWT, on Wednesday, May 6! Singers shared their favourite songs, discussed life in the north vs. life in the south, and, of course, we sang together in a massed virtual choir performance of “Al Shlosha.” Thank you, Fireweed, […]
WEYC singers have remained socially connected via virtual meetings with Music Directors, Danielle Sirek and Christine Prosser, during this time of physical distancing. Future Zoom meetings will involve training using digital audio workstation software in preparation for an exciting virtual choir project this spring. Stay tuned for further details!
On Wednesday, April 22nd, WEYC will be hosting composer/conductor Laura Hawley for a Zoom meeting. Check out her website here: https://www.laurahawley.ca/ During the meeting, we will focus on Laura’s piece, Vivre, Aimer, Partager, which WEYC will be singing next year. This song was written for the French Ottawa School Board in 2015 as a welcome […]
Thank you to Susan Aglukark and Jacques Poirier at Aglukark Entertainment for giving WEYC’s pianist and resident arranger, Matthew Kulbacki, permission to create a new choral arrangement of “O Siem.” WEYC has made a donation to the DOWNTOWN MISSION OF WINDSOR in honour of this generous and inspiring musician. Stay tuned for more details and […]
Join the Windsor-Essex Youth Choirs at the Windsor Choral Festival celebration, United in Song, on Saturday, March 7th at the Capitol Theatre. With the support of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund of Windsor, Brio is thrilled to perform Diversity, a brand-new commission by Windsor composer, Henry Boon. In addition, Allegro, Vivo and Brio are […]
WEYC is thrilled to welcome composer and conductor Tracy Wong to our Wednesday, March 4th rehearsal at Gethsemane Church. Tracy will be working with Allegro, Vivo and Brio as we prepare her compositions, Bersatu senada and Ikan kekek for upcoming performances at the Windsor Choral Festival and on our spring concert in May. The public […]
The Windsor-Essex Youth Choir, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and conductor Daniel Wiley were Trekking Across Canada on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. Our singers were proud to be part of the WSO’s highly-successful Concerts for Kids series this season.
Children of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome in the Allegro choir. Allegro is a non-auditioned choir that fosters a love of music while developing music literacy, ear training, and vocal technique. They perform several times a year, both at the annual Windsor-Essex Youth Choir concerts and in the community. Allegro singers also explore social justice topics through music, developing skills to become confident and compassionate leaders in our community.
Singers aged 11-18 are welcome to audition for this ensemble. In this gender-inclusive choir, choristers will explore the rich and exciting choral repertoire for treble voices. Singers in Vivo learn about healthy vocal production while developing their music-reading skills. This ensemble is suitable for youth who already have some musical training, as well as for young people who simply love to sing.
In this auditioned ensemble, high school-aged male and female singers develop positive musical and social relationships that can last a lifetime. In Brio, adolescent singers learn about musical concepts like changing/changed voices, timbre, and texture, while exploring the infinitely varied repertoire available to mixed-voice choirs.