The Greensboro Youth Chorus consists of talented young singers in grades 3–12 from throughout the Piedmont Triad and annually performs at concerts, festivals, community events and competitions. Current enrollment is approximately 100 singers divided between three choirs of varying levels of experience and ability. Students with all types and levels of musical background are encouraged to audition. Weekly rehearsals are held in the Cultural Arts Center on Davie St. in Downtown Greensboro.
For 29 years, The Greensboro Youth Chorus has offered children opportunities that enrich their lives through music education and foster inner qualities, such as personal and group responsibility, independence, discipline, commitment and self-esteem. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ann Doyle, an outstanding music faculty empowers young musicians through a challenging, creative, and diverse curriculum of the finest sacred and secular repertoire written for young voices. Students learn music reading skills, sight-singing skills, vocal training, choral techniques, as well as experience a variety of choral repertoire from various time periods and styles.
The Greensboro Youth Chorus has had many prestigious and exciting performance experiences including state, national and international competitions and festivals, as well as collaborations with outstanding conductors, composers and instrumentalists. They have performed for the Southern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association and have toured British Columbia, Germany, France, Scotland and England. In 1998, the GYC released their first CD: Celebrating 10 Years of Choral Excellence.
GYC is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by the Music Center, City Arts and the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department. Through the generous sponsorship of the Music Center in the spring of 1988, Ann Doyle founded GYC. For two years, it was co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greensboro. Now, in addition to the Music Center, City Arts, The Greensboro Youth Chorus is sponsored by supportive individuals and organizations in the community.