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ABOUT US


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ABOUT US


YELLOWKNIFE YOUTH CHOIR SOCIETY

 

The Yellowknife Youth Choir Society is pleased to support the growth of young musicians in the city of Yellowknife. The Society supports the development of singers through the Yellowknife Youth Choir and brings together a keen group of young people, aged 10-18, who have a passion for singing. The choir meets weekly for rehearsals and performs three concerts each season.  Rehearsals run from September to June. Embedded into the singing season is a self-guided theory program and optional private singing lessons.

Musical Staff

 

Yellowknife Youth Choir:

Susan Shantora, Conductor

Cheryl Minkoff, Accompanist

Claire Singer, Vocal Coach
 


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HISTORY


HISTORY


The Yellowknife Youth Choir was founded in 2014 as a result of a conversation between the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre and the Gryphon Trio. Our conductor, Susan Shantora was asked to create a youth choir to perform in the Listen-Up! NWT project that saw students in six NWT communities, including Yellowknife, participate in a musical empowerment project.  In 2016 the choir enjoyed an Experiences Canada exchange with the award-winning Bach Children's Chorus of Toronto.  Having just completed their third season, the choir continues to move ahead with new projects each year. In 2018 they will be touring Nova Scotia.

 


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Past Seasons


 

YYC sings at the CAnada Day Parade

Past Seasons


 

YYC sings at the CAnada Day Parade


 

2016-2017


December 2016

  • 40 Below Christmas Show 2016 with the Yellowknife Youth Choir, the Cherub Choir, Barbara Fortin- Clinton, violin and parent choir members.
  • A COSY Christmas as guests of Classics on Stage Yellowknife.

March/April 2017

  • Performance at the Snowking Castle with the Cherub Choir.
  • Performance at the Yellowknife Music Festival where the choir received a gold standing and a recommendation to the Alberta Provincial Music Festival
  • Performance with Edmonton's Shumayela Choir and Yellowknife's Fireweed Children's Chorus

May / June 2017

  • Canada: A Celebration featuring the Yellowknife Youth Choir, soloists and Barbara Fortin-Clinton, violin.
  • Canadian Automotive Administrators Conference performance of the Canadian and American National Anthems.
 

2015-2016

 
 
 
 
 

2014-2015


December 2015

  • The 40 Below Christmas Show with the Yellowknife Youth Choir and the Cherub Choir.

March 2016

  • Performance with the Bach Children's Chorus at Northern United Place
  • Performance at the Snowking Castle.
  • Performance at the Yellowknife Music Festival

MayJune 2016

  • Experiences Canada exchange with the Bach Children's Chorus of Toronto and performances at Agincourt Collegiate Institute, Briton House and the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts.
  • School tour of 3 Yellowknife schools.

October 2014

  • Inaugural concert at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre with the Gryphon Trio in the Listen Up! NWT launch.

December 2014

  • The 40 Below Christmas Show with the Yellowknife Youth Choir

May 2015

  • Listen Up! NWT concert at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre with conductor Rob Kapilow and the Gryphon Trio.

 
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YYC BOARD


YYC BOARD


YYC BOARD

The Yellowknife Youth Choir Society is a not- for- profit organization. Board members serve for a one year renewable term.

Our current board members for 2017-2018 are:
Susan Shantora, Artistic Director
David Pontin, Director - Special projects
Cheryl Minkoff, Secretary
Rebecca Oakes, Director -Fundraising
Jana Dunn, Treasurer
Jennifer Inch, Director -Fundraising


NEW Members

The Board positions renew at our Annual General Meeting in September.   If you are interested in a position please get in touch with any of our Board members.