OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

Happy Fall! We are LOVING the cool weather at the Choir School as we enter our busiest season of the year. Welcome to the second issue of our monthly newsletter.


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A Word From the Kids

I definitely feel like I’ve grown at the Choir School. I knew literally zero things about my voice: I was just like, well, high or low, where are we gonna choose today? Now I know the note names, and I know how to sing with my voice and how to train it. 


“My time here has meant a lot to me. It’s really changed my life. I can’t imagine not being in the Choir School. I really look forward to coming here every day, singing, and hanging out with my friends.”


Aniya, high school sophomore


Aniya joined the Choir School in Fall 2021, and we’re so glad she’s part of our community! In under a year, she’s already made a huge impact with her positivity and dedication.


A Gala Celebration!

Today is the last day to RSVP for There's a Place for Us, our annual Gala Concert and Celebration! Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food, friends, and fun in support of our students.


October 15, 2022, 6:00pm

Concert at Grace United Methodist Church

Reception, festivities, and more music to follow at Sheraton Suites


The Gala, our most anticipated event of the year, is a light-hearted evening filled with food, friends and fun, plus a cabaret-style performance featuring Broadway show tunes and toe-tapping numbers from the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $125 and proceeds directly support our students.

Join Us!

Enjoy a Gala sneak peek from our rehearsal last week! We'll perform "Blue Skies" by Irving Berlin (excerpted here) alongside other classic favorites.

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Subscribe to the season and get 15% off all 5 concerts, including the Gala!

Plus, enjoy exclusive subscriber benefits while applauding our students and providing critical support for our programs.

 

5 Concerts for $230 $195 (15% off)

Price Includes Your Gala Ticket: $125 $106

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We're Hiring!

We are searching for a Latino Family Services Coordinator/Associate Music Director! 


The person in this role is an advocate for Choir School students and their families. They will lead outreach in Latino communities and assist on the artistic side. The ideal candidate is fluent in Spanish and English, with experience in music education and social services. Please share this job posting with anyone you know who might be a good match.

Read more in the Delaware Business Times

We're In the News(letter)!

Our March 2022 performance of “Yemaya” by Diana V. Sáez was featured in The Net, the Episcopal Church in Delaware’s newsletter, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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From Our Friends

WILLIAM WARFIELD VOCAL COMPETITION SEEKS AUDITION TAPES FROM BLACK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

Do you know a Black vocalist in grades 9-12? Encourage them to apply for this exciting opportunity!

 

The William Warfield Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for its 4th Annual Classical Vocal Competition for African-American High School Students until October 10, 2022. Submissions consist of an online application, one letter of recommendation from a teacher describing musical aptitude and potential, and a Youtube or Vimeo link to a video including one selection (maximum 5 minutes). There is no cost to apply.


Five finalists will be selected to receive coaching in a virtual class with a professional vocalist on Saturday, October 22nd, and submit a video for final judging by Friday, October 28th. The Final Virtual Competition will be held on Saturday, November 5th, 2022. All finalists will receive cash awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 to support their musical careers. Artistic merit and financial need are considered in the adjudication process.


Visit williamwarfield.org for more contest details, a suggested repertoire list and online application form.


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Thank You!

Your support of the Choir School's students, growth, and mission allows us to change the lives of Wilmington students and families through music, mentoring, social services, homework help, and more.

We could not do this without you!

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