Join An Award Winning Choir
- 2012-2013 - EYC performs joint concerts with Potts and Pans as well as the McHenry County Youth Orchestra. Accepted invitation to perform at Orchestra Hall under the direction of Henry Leck
- 2011-2012 - Encore Choir performs in Crescent City Choral Festival in New Orleans, LA. Hosted the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde. Youth Choir invited to perform with Northwest Indiana Symphony and at the Festival of the Voice.
- 2010-2011 - Students selected to National Honor’s Choirs at the American Choral Director’s Association Convention in Chicago.
- 2009-2010 – Encore Choir Tour to London, England. Guest choir with ABBA Mania at Raue Center. Students selected to American Choral Director’s Association Central Division Honor’s Choirs.
- 2008-2009 – Encore Choir performs in Carnegie Hall as part of the National Children’s Choir. Hosted Joint Concert with the National Children’s and Youth Choirs of Guatemala.
- 2007-2008 - Hosted first ever Singing the Masters Festival. Invited to sing as guest performers with the Prairie Singers and at the Festival of the Lights.
- 2006-2007 – Encore Choir Tour to Italy. Sang with Pat Boone Christmas Show at the Raue Center.
- 2006 – First Concert February 24-26, 2006 as the Northwest Community Youth Choir to three sold out audiences.
Goals - Each EMA Youth Choir member will:
- Be respected, welcomed and valued as an individual
- Develop his/her singing, musicianship, and music theory skills in a fun, non-threatening, educational environment
- Interact with and be exposed to music, languages, and history from other cultures and traditions
- Perform music which is of the highest quality, and is challenging and exciting to learn
- Contribute to the cultural life of his/her community and surrounding areas through concerts, tours, and festivals
Auditioned Choirs for Grades 2 - 12
Encore Youth Choir has four main choirs divided by age and experience. They rehearse September-April and perform in at least three major concerts
a year. Click below to learn more about each choir.
Monday Rehearsals are located at:
First Congregational Church
461 Pierson Street, Crystal Lake
Find the church using Google Maps.
Need more information? Ready to sign-up for an audition?