Bernstein100Austin is proud to offer two outstanding performance programs for the youth of the greater Austin area. The B100A youth arts education initiatives are supported in part through a gift from THE HEART OF NEIMAN MARCUS.
B100A YOUTH CHORUS
Bernstein100Austin is very proud to be working with two partner organizations, the African Children's Choir and the Austin Children's Choir, to form the basis of the B100A Youth Chorus. These young artists will work alongside the professional adult artists, and they will be an important onstage ensemble during the performances. The youth chorus will rehearse throughout the spring of 2018 and attend final musical and staging rehearsals prior to the performances in June, 2018. Contact us for more information on joining the youth chorus.A specially formed youth chorus (ages 12-18) will have the incredible opportunity of performing in the productions of MASS, under the direction of Maestro Peter Bay. Youth Chorus Director and Coordinator, Rick Gabrillo, will work with music teachers in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, Westlake, and Pflugerville to invite approximately 50 of our city’s finest young singers to become members of the chorus.
ABOUT THE AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR
The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.
ABOUT THE AUSTIN CHILDREN'S CHOIR
The Austin Children’s Choir strives to provide the children of Austin and surrounding communities with a rewarding music program that gives them the opportunity to learn and perform outstanding choral music. Their mission is to make our program accessible to all children, no matter their musical experience or socioeconomic status. All singers who audition are accepted into the program. Singers in The Austin Children’s Choir range from ages 6 to 18 with a variety of musical backgrounds and experiences.
YOUNG COMPOSERS PROGRAM
An exciting collaborative project with local artist, Graham Reynolds, and the Golden Hornet Project, this program will feature young composers and their music inspired by the themes of hope and perseverance found throughout MASS. Classical station, KMFA-89.5, will be broadcasting recordings of the performances of these new works of arts as part of their radio programs on Bernstein100Austin in 2018.