Under the direction of Cheryl Anderson, the Cabrillo Youth Chorus provides children ages 8 to 18 with an exciting musical experience, which includes solo and choral singing, musicianship, sight reading, ear training, and lots of fun!
When children sing great literature with beautiful texts, the ideas remain with them for the rest of their lives. Enabling wonderful young singers to perform with professional musicians in excellent concert venues makes the magic of the musical experience come alive. World class composers and conductors spend time with our young singers expanding their minds and exciting their imaginations.
The Cabrillo Youth Chorus has performed with Santa Cruz County Symphony, Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus, Cantiamo Cabrillo, Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra, Cabrillo Music Festival, and the South Valley Symphony. They have toured throughout the West Coast and sung in Carnegie Hall; some CYC singers have toured Eastern Europe, Russia, and Cuba with Cabrillo adult choirs. Composers have written works specifically for Cabrillo Youth Chorus. Since its inception, over 1,000 young singers have been through the program. Many graduates of CYC have continued to incorporate music into their college educations, and we are proud to count any number of music majors and professional musicians in our ranks.
Music is chosen to fit each child’s skill level and includes established classical works, art songs, songs from the American heritage, and arrangements of folk songs from around the world in an astounding variety of different languages.
No previous musical experience is necessary, but any previous experience is valued and welcomed! Let your child explore the challenging, rewarding, passionate world of excellent music! Students are organized into four different choirs based on age and experience.
Younger beginning and beginning-intermediate singers rehearse on Tuesdays. Older intermediate and advanced singers rehearse on Wednesdays. All rehearsals are held weekly from 4 to 5:30 on the Cabrillo campus. If you aren’t sure which choir to register for, choose the one you think would be the most appropriate. We can decide after auditions which choir will be the best fit.
Placement Auditions: Tuesday, January 17 from 3:30 to 5:30.
Rehearsals start January 24th.