Berks Youth Chorus is pleased to announce the second concert in its 27th season. Cabaret Night will be held at 7 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Reading. The concert will be sponsored by Tompkins Vist Bank.
BYC and singers from local high school musical productions will present songs from the Great American Songbook and Broadway. BYC singers will perform selections from Sound of Music, Oliver! and Peter Pan. Singers from Conrad Weiser and Reading high schools will perform selections from their school shows, Fiddler on the Roof and Hairspray, respectively.
DoubleTree Hotel will provide an array of appetizers, desserts, coffee and tea before and during the program.
Tickets are $15/general admission adults; $10/general admission students; $25/VIP seating. Seating will be at tables of 10. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 610-898-7664. A table of 10 seats may be reserved with advance ticket purchase. Tickets may be also purchased at the door, as available. There is no extra cost for the food or beverages provided by DoubleTree Hotel.
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.