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IYC Corona Virus / COVID-19 Response
ALERT EXPIRES: September 30, 2020

We love our children! For their safety, we have taken our choir on-line at this time.  Consider joining one of our choirs today. Read more about how IYC is responding to coronavirus concerns HERE

ALERT PUBLISHED: 07/07/20 2:46 pm  |  Larry Bradshaw   |   ALERT LAST MODIFIED: 09/27/20 12:19 pm  |  Jim Shutt

Greetings!  Who is ready to kick off the 2020-2021 season?  We know that we are!  It has been way too long since we’ve raised our voices in song.  This year we are doing things like we’ve never done before…we are going 100% virtual!  We know that our choristers love to sing and we have developed a program that will be engaging, safe, and most importantly fun for all of our choir levels.  

Iowa Youth Chorus offers programming for students in 1st - 12th grade.  Children in Primary Choir will be virtually exploring different countries around the world through instruments, games, and songs.  Singers in Children’s Chorus or Chorale will be watching weekly recorded lessons and collaborating with their conductor and other choristers in their choir through scheduled Zoom meetings.  Choristers will develop musical skills, rehearse songs, and ultimately record themselves so we can virtually gather for our annual “Candy Cane” and “Spring Sing” concert!  

Please take a moment and look around our brand new website!  Pay special attention to the “MY IYC” tab in the top right of the screen.  Once registered, you will get a login and password to view this special section of our website.  You will be able to find the Zoom links, recorded lessons, and additional information that is exclusively for our registered choristers.  Information about registration, rehearsal times, and tuition can be found under the “Choirs” tab on the website.  

We know that many things have changed for all of us since March 2020.  But as always, we continue to believe that “Music Changes the World!”  Come raise your voice and change the world with us!  

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3 weeks ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

The seeds I sowed -
For week unseen -
Have pushed up pygmy
Shoots of green;
So frail you'd think
The tiniest stone
Would never let
A glimpse be shown

But no; a pebble
Near them lies,
At least a cherry-stone
In size,
Which that mere sprout
Has heaved away,
To bask in sunshine,
See the Day.

Seeds, by Walter de la Mare

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We want our choristers, our conductors, alumni, and friends to know that we see you. Winter has been long. COVID has been long. Our stones may feel quite large right now. You may feel tired. You may feel frail, but we know that the sun is coming. We hope you can feel the warmth of the sunshine. We hope the sunshine brings you the feeling of hope. We will get through this final stretch of winter and COVID. We long to See the Day too!
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The seeds I sowed - 
For week unseen - 
Have pushed up pygmy
Shoots of green;
So frail youd think
The tiniest stone
Would never let 
A glimpse be shown 

But no; a pebble
Near them lies,
At least a cherry-stone
In size,
Which that mere sprout
Has heaved away,
To bask in sunshine,
See the Day. 

Seeds, by Walter de la Mare

💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

We want our choristers, our conductors, alumni, and friends to know that we see you.  Winter has been long. COVID has been long. Our stones may feel quite large right now.  You may feel tired. You may feel frail, but we know that the sun is coming.  We hope you can feel the warmth of the sunshine.  We hope the sunshine brings you the feeling of hope.  We will get through this final stretch of winter and COVID.  We long to See the Day too!

Comment on Facebook

Thank you Iowa Youth Chorus!! I am so happy that my students have the opportunity to still meet each week via Teams. It is amazing to see the relationships and growth that can happen despite all of the challenges.

1 month ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

We are glad that we could be apart of the Valentine's for Legislators call to action by.the Iowa Afterschool Alliance!! Please continue to support programming as the most of our choristers participate through 21st CCLC programming offered through Des Moines Public Schools! 💜🎵💜.

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We are glad that we could be apart of the Valentines for Legislators call to action by.the Iowa Afterschool Alliance!! Please continue to support programming as the most of our choristers participate through 21st CCLC programming offered through Des Moines Public Schools! 💜🎵💜.  

#morethanmusic. #iowaafterschoolalliance.  #singlocalthinkglobal #supportthearts
1 month ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

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Comment on Facebook

This ought to be great again! Each sale has brought lots of green to our end of Winter.

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1 month ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

Share the love of music this Valentine's Day by shopping Amazon Smile and selecting Iowa Youth Chorus as your charity to support! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Share the love of music this Valentines Day by shopping Amazon Smile and selecting Iowa Youth Chorus as your charity to support! Thank you!
2 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

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3 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

We hope you join us this semester! Primary Choir is perfect for all Kindergarten - 2nd grade students!

Click the link to register: forms.gle/Ud1CzrBAvQZysS8CA

Email is at info@iowayouthchorus.org with any questions!

Rehearsals start the week of Jan. 11th! Register today!
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Comment on Facebook

I am pretty sure I want to sign up for Primary Choir this semester?

Ms. Moldovan has some really fun things planned!! We know they will have a lot of fun!!

Ashley Hartkorn

I wish it was open to 2 year olds! I would totally sign Gracie up!

3 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

Spring Rehearsals start the week of January 11, 2021

Be a part of our 40th season - Music Changes the World! 🎵💜🌎

Click the link to register!

forms.gle/Ud1CzrBAvQZysS8CA

Programming offered for all singers in Kindergarten - 12th grade.

Significant financial assistance for anyone who expresses need. No child will ever be turned away for financial reasons!

Already a chorister? Recruit a friend to join and get a $50 referral credit!!

Questions? Email us at info@iowayouthchorus.org
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Spring Rehearsals start the week of January 11, 2021

Be a part of our 40th season - Music Changes the World! 🎵💜🌎

Click the link to register! 

 https://forms.gle/Ud1CzrBAvQZysS8CA

Programming offered for all singers in Kindergarten - 12th grade.

Significant financial assistance for anyone who expresses need.  No child will ever be turned away for financial reasons!  

Already a chorister?  Recruit a friend to join and get a $50 referral credit!! 

Questions?  Email us at info@iowayouthchorus.org
3 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

We are one day from 2021! We are so excited to be starting rehearsals the week of January 11. We hope you consider joining us. Register by clicking the link below!

forms.gle/BvRPqhi2aAnTanMW6
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3 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

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3 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

Help us use music to change the world of the children and families we serve in our 40th season! If you are looking for a way to help bring joy this season? Shop AmazonSmile Charity Lists at smile.amazon.com/gp/ch/list/42-1166088 to donate items to Iowa Youth Chorus Inc. ... See MoreSee Less

Help us use music to change the world of the children and families we serve in our 40th season! If you are looking for a way to help bring joy this season? Shop AmazonSmile Charity Lists at smile.amazon.com/gp/ch/list/42-1166088 to donate items to Iowa Youth Chorus Inc.
4 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

Can you believe we are in the last month of 2020! There is a lot going on and we are going to have a LOT of fun!! 💜🎵💜

Dates to remember 📝
12/7 - Recordings are due for Children's and Chorale 🎙️🎥
12/7 - 12/11 - Last week of metro/outreach rehearsals 😟
12/7 - Registration opens for 🆕 Choristers
12/14 - 12/18 - Last week of 21st CCLC/DMPS rehearsals 😟
12/19 - Virtual Candy Cane Concert ❤️🤍❤️💻❤️🤍❤️
12/21 - Holiday Trivia and Caroling Party (virtual of course 😉)

Enjoy winter break.... And get ready for a very special 2021!

☃️❄️❤️🌲🎵☃️❄️❤️🌲🎵☃️❄️❤️🌲🎵☃️❄️❤️🌲🎵☃️❄️

21st CCLC/DMPS rehearsals start the week of January 4th!
Metro/Outreach rehearsals start the week of January 11th!
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Can you believe we are in the last month of 2020!  There is a lot going on and we are going to have a LOT of fun!! 💜🎵💜

Dates to remember 📝
12/7 - Recordings are due for Childrens and Chorale 🎙️🎥
12/7 - 12/11 - Last week of metro/outreach rehearsals 😟
12/7 - Registration opens for 🆕 Choristers
12/14 - 12/18 - Last week of 21st CCLC/DMPS rehearsals 😟
12/19 - Virtual Candy Cane Concert ❤️🤍❤️💻❤️🤍❤️
12/21 - Holiday Trivia and Caroling Party (virtual of course 😉)

Enjoy winter break.... And get ready for a very special 2021!

☃️❄️❤️🌲🎵☃️❄️❤️🌲🎵☃️❄️❤️🌲🎵☃️❄️❤️🌲🎵☃️❄️  

21st CCLC/DMPS rehearsals start the week of January 4th!  
Metro/Outreach rehearsals start the week of January 11th!

Comment on Facebook

How will the virtual candy cane concert be presented? YouTube? Live only, or available to watch later?

4 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

Can you believe that it is the last day of November? Please take a moment and tell us what you are thankful for as we finish up this month.

#morethanmusic #singlocal #AttitudeOfGratitude
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Can you believe that it is the last day of November? Please take a moment and tell us what you are thankful for as we finish up this month.  

#morethanmusic #singlocal #AttitudeOfGratitude

Comment on Facebook

I'm thankful for the technology that allows our kids to keep singing safely! And the IYC staff making the effort to keep it going!

I am thankful for the growth I am seeing in my singers! They sing with confidence and I am so proud of them!

I am thankful for everyone who has been put in my path. I have met so many amazing kids and adults.

4 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

We are so thankful for all of our choristers, families, conductors, staff, and community partners! We hope you had a safe and healthy day! 🤎🥧🧡 ... See MoreSee Less

We are so thankful for all of our choristers, families, conductors, staff, and community partners! We hope you had a safe and healthy day!  🤎🥧🧡
4 months ago
Iowa Youth Chorus

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