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Transforming young lives through music

Rehearsals are held in the halls of Wesley Uniting Church, Kent Town

Come and Try YAV at our open rehearsals for Junior Choir and Intermediate Choir. Wednesdays in Term 3. Come and Try will take place with approved Covid-safe plan in place: new choristers MUST be registered, see link below.

Please read YAV’s Covid-Safe rehearsal plan if attending a Come and Try session

Auditions are also now taking place for 2CC and Male Vocal Group, see link below. 


From Beyond Blue:
Singing at the top of your voice whether in the shower, in the car, or at a gig, has the power to release sheer, unbridled joy. Singing in harmony with other people however takes things to another level.

Not only does singing with others make us feel good, it’s incredibly beneficial for our health, too. Neuroscience indicates that it makes us happier, healthier, smarter and more creative. And by increasing the brain’s neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change continuously throughout an individual’s life), it can also improve memory, language and concentration.

In terms of mental health, research shows that singing collectively can decrease symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression. The social bonding experienced while singing with other people triggers ‘feel-good’ hormones such as endorphins and oxytocin, which in turn boost our sense of wellbeing – as well as our immune systems.  


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Junior Choir


Non auditioned, open to all boys and girls ages 5-7


Register for come and try
Wednesdays, term time


Intermediate Choir


Non auditioned, open to all boys and girls ages 8-10


Register for come and try
Wednesdays, term time


Second Concert Choir


Boys and girls ages 11+.
Entry via short informal audition


Register for an audition


First Concert Choir


Girls and boys (trebles) aged 12+. Entry via short audition. Requirement: must have experience in equivalent choir or specialist music program


Register for an audition


Male Vocal Group


 

Boys/teens with changing/changed voices, entry via a trial session or short informal audition


Register for an audition


Aurora

 

Women’s Choir, females between 20-35.Entry via short audition.Requirement: must be able to read music and have relevant choral experience. Due to ongoing projects, Aurora is currently not taking new members.

Please check back early 2021

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“…most of all I like choir because it’s like a kind of family” (YAV chorister)

“I enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the acceptance of different people from different backgrounds” (YAV chorister)

Rehearsals are held at YAV, in the halls of Wesley Uniting Church, 27 Grenfell Street, Kent Town.

Ages 5-10

Junior Choir, boys and girls age 5-7: 5pm-6.15pm, Wednesdays in term time.

Intermediate Choir, boys and girls age 8-10: 4.45-6.15pm, Wednesdays in term time.

11 – adult

For young people and adults over the age of 11 a short relaxed audition is required. In the audition the chorister will be asked to sing a song of their own choosing, this can be anything they are comfortable with, and the Artistic Director will go through their voice part range.  The audition takes about 5 minutes and is followed by a chat with the chorister, and if required the parent/guardian about the most suitable choir placement.  Please contact the choir office to arrange a time. Rehearsals are Thursdays in term time.

Boys with changing voices

Contact the office to arrange a visit to the rehearsals of our Male Vocal Group. Rehearsals are Thursdays in term time.

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