Melbourne Youth Chorale values connection with the wider community. We are pleased to collaborate with the following:
MYC is teaching a weekly music lesson for African Homework Club at Living Learning Inc. This is super fun and rewarding and we’re loving being able to extend MYC programs beyond our own choirs.
Piano Project – MYC is supported through grant funding by Piano Project, an organisation that also believes every child should have access to music. They fund various music projects including piano lessons for refugee children. Piano Project
Aeroz/2 Pairs Each – MYC had a socks fundraiser and Aeroz bought 300 leftover pairs of socks for us to donate to 2 Pairs Each – double win! Thanks Aeroz! We’re proud to be able to support the work of 2 Pairs Each. 2 Pairs Each
Claire Patti – Claire is former MYC chorister and works with MYC as a teacher, presenter, advsisor and composer. Claire is an award-winning musician with a passion for jazz, traditional Irish, Scottish, baroque and classical music, often intertwining these styles in her music making. As a singer and harpist, she has directed, performed, recorded and toured with a number of Australian ensembles. As a sought-after choral director and educator, she regularly works with festival and project choirs around the country.
Juliana Kay – Juliana Kay is a composer, conductor and teacher with a lifelong interest in choirs and choral music. Her compositions are performed regularly by children’s and community choirs across Australia, and she works in close collaboration with choirs to co-create new works. Juliana is the founding director of innovative choir Choral Edge and assistant conductor of the internationally renowned Young Voices of Melbourne and Exaudi. She brings her extensive experience as a choral singer and conductor to write music that is unique and beloved by singers of all skill levels.
Daughters of the King – DOTK are a City of Casey choir directed by Leah Bosch, a former MYC chorister. MYC and DOTK frequently perform together at joint events. DOTK was formed in June 2006, begun by just a few teenage girls meeting together regularly to sing. Their primary goal is to use their God-given gift of singing and music to bless others.
The Velvetones – MYC was pleased to welcome The Velvetones at our 35th Anniversary Concert. Vibrant, versatile, vivacious: just a handful of words to describe this fab four. Inspired by legendary vocal ensembles such as Manhattan transfer, The Andrews Sisters and The Chordettes, these velvet-voiced virtuosos perform everything from heart-stirring jazz ballads to cheeky early Broadway ditties to hypnotise and delight. This sassy women’s quartet have been making a name all over Australia for the unique combination of their beautiful singing and harmonies, with a sense of good fun and humour to make them a uniquely memorable act.