Berks Youth Chorus announces Feb. 25 concert

The Berks Youth Chorus will perform on Feb. 25 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Reading. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students.
The Berks Youth Chorus will perform on Feb. 25 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Reading. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Berks Youth Chorus (BYC) is pleased to announce the second concert in its 26th season. Cabaret Night will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, February 25, DoubleTree Hotel in Reading. The concert will be sponsored by Tompkins Vist Bank.

BYC and singers from four local high school musical productions will present songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. BYC singers will perform selections from Sound of Music, Sister Act, Bye Bye Birdie, and Frozen. Singers from Berks Catholic, Daniel Boone, Exeter, and Muhlenberg high schools, will perform selections from their school shows, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Curtains, Shrek, and Mary Poppins, respectively.

DoubleTree Hotel will provide an array of cheeses and desserts, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate to be enjoyed before and during the program.

General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. VIP seating is $25. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 610-898-7664 or, as available, at the door. There is no extra cost for the food or beverages provided by DoubleTree Hotel.

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The concert will include performances by auditioned members who are placed in one of the three levels of the chorus: MasterSingers (high school girls and boys with changed voices) led by Christopher Hoster; Chorale (children in grades 5 through 8) led by James Wilson; and Training Chorus (children in grades 3 and 4) led by Michelle Metz.

With its headquarters and many rehearsals located in Reading’s geographically accessible GoggleWorks, and through community engagement projects such as Summer Sing, Berks Youth Chorus is dedicated to making life-changing musical opportunities available to all children. BYC provides a safe, nurturing environment where singers achieve, become engaged in a community of fellow singers, and are nourished artistically, emotionally, and spiritually.

The Chorus works with area public and private school music teachers to recruit singers for membership and for Summer Sing. Singers represent school districts, private schools and home schools throughout Berks County.

The concert season is supported by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and Reading Musical Foundation.