Crimson Youth Choir Presents Fall Concert

Posted on 12/15/21 3:24 PM

The Crimson Youth Choir, the children and young adult choir for the IUP Community Music School, and under the direction of Kye-Won Doyle, will present their end-of-semester fall concert in a cabaret style at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall on the main IUP campus.

Per IUP policy, masks will be required of all individuals indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

CYC RehearsalSelections will include "Amazing" by PINKZEBRA; "Changes" by Audrey Snyder; "Give Us Hope" by Jim Papoulis and arranged by Francisco Núñez; "Sing" by Martin Johnson and Sam Hollander and arranged by Mark Brymer; "True Colors" by Billy Steinburg and Tom Kelly; "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a traditional Appalachian tune arranged by J. David Moore; "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen; as well as Christmas favorites "Silent Night," arranged by Avi Kaplan and adapted by Roger Emerson, and "Carol of the Bells," arranged by Patrick Liebergen. A number of students will also perform solos.

Kye-Won Doyle, Director"This has been an amazing group of students," remarked the director, Kye-Won Doyle, "and especially coming back for the first time to the CYC since the fall of 2019. They very quickly hit their stride in literally two rehearsals, and were singing three- and four-part music by the third and fourth rehearsals."

"But even more heart-warming," she continued, "is how unbelievably supportive they've been of each other.  The program is built around the idea of hope and acceptance, which is something they have absolutely embraced. They truly care about each other and so look forward to seeing each other once a week at our two-hour rehearsals. It's truly been amazing to watch and experience."

Tickets are cash/check only and available at the door one hour before the performance for $5 regular, $3 seniors (60+), and free for I-Card, military, and children under 12.

For more information on the concert, or how to become a member of the choir, contact the director of the IUP Community Music School, Jeff Wacker, at community-music@iup.edu, or at 724-357-4565.