More than 40 area children and young people will sing music evoking past times and home, including folk tunes, and songs based on poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and James Agee.
One highlight is sure to be Music in My Mother's House, to be performed not only by the Concert Choir, but also by singers' parents. Another will be the YCC's signature piece, "To Music," sung each spring by both the Preparatory and Concert Choirs, and some of the choir's hundreds of "graduates."
This year's concert also includes an opportunity to view, and bid on, quilted wall hangings created by local and area artisans, each tied to one of the choir's musical pieces. Display and silent auction bidding will take place that evening from 6 to 9:30 p.m., in North Whitby Lounge, adjacent to Marian Auditorium. Winner of a raffled star quilt with musical motifs will be announced following the concert's intermission.
Concert admission is $8 for adults; children (through 8th grade) will be admitted free. Tickets are available now at Evie's Hallmark in the Yankton Mall, and Rexall in historic downtown Yankton. Raffle tickets may be purchased at Rexall, at Four Seasons Fabrics (909 Broadway), and by contacting members of the YCC board (Kevin Watt, president; Joan Gross, vice-president; Phyllis Nielsen, secretary; Kathy Grow, treasurer; Dee Carson, Katy Gifford [Wausa], Jo Ann Lambertz, Barb Olson, and Jackie Wray) or staff (Choral Director Lea Ann Schramm and Associate Choral Director Margaret Lyons).
The 2005-2006 Preparatory Choir includes (Yankton, unless otherwise indicated) Garrett Adam, Sean Baumeister, Caitlin Britten (Vermillion), Kaitlyn Frank, Bailey Franzen, Abigail Havener, Nicholas LaFave (Mission Hill), Rachel Orton, Elizabeth Pearson, Carly Peterson, Kimberly Stibral (Tabor), and Destiny Suing (Utica).
This season's Concert Choir includes Dillon Beckmann, Kaitlyn Erickson, Lexi Fokken, Taylor Geu (Vermillion), Anne Gifford (Wausa), Kallan Groseth, Naomi Havener, Taylor Hirsch, Alexandra Johnson, Brianna Kelly, Jillian King (Vermillion), AJ Kling, Hannah Lambertz, David Ludens (Springfield), Tiana Mason (Tyndall), Heidi Olson, Shelly Radack (Tyndall), Emily Schrempp (Hartington), Hannah Schrempp (Hartington), Brianna Shindler, Jayna Specht, Kayla Styles, Alyssa Trapp, Erika Trapp, Jennie Uhing (Hartington), Daniel Vellek (Springfield), Matthew Watt, Sara Watt, and Laurel Wek.