Each year we offer a workshop to girls ages 13 to 17 who love to sing. Our aim is to introduce young women to the art of singing four-part harmony, a capella style. With the resurgence of three and four-part a capella singing in so much of to-day’s music, we want young women to experience the joy of “ringing a chord”.
The one-day intensive workshop is free of charge. Participants are assigned one of four parts (no one has to sing alone). The young women are given sheet music and section leaders provide instruction to learn two songs. The day ends with a performance for friends and families by the young women and the chorus. Lunch is provided and the girls leave with a memento of the day.
Over one hundred young women have taken part in the workshop in past years. It has been our experience that the girls bond with chorus members and together they enjoy a fun, fast-paced day filled with music. The young women are invited to return and join the chorus in future shows and/or Christmas concerts.
Our chapter emphasizes that this program is not intended to solicit membership of any of the participants into the organization. It is only intended to introduce the joy and fun of singing four-part harmony.
For information on the next workshop, call
Jean Schuryk, YWIH Co-ordinator, at (705) 728-2467