Artistic Director/Conductor: Ann Tucker
Conductor: Carol Munn
Sing great music. Meet new friends. Read more about our four levels of choirs for grades 1-12 in the FAQs section below.Sing with Us!
Come sing with us!
Calling all kids who love to sing! Placement auditions take about 15 minutes and include some fun music activities. You can sing “Happy Birthday” or another song you know. These meetings allow the director to get to know you and decide which choir would be the best fit for you.
What is the Cost?
Tuition is $565-$665, based on instruction time and level of choir. This covers all music, rehearsals and performances for the entire year. Uniform and retreat fees range from $35-$180 depending on choir. Financial support is available.
Concert Update – click “buy tickets” to receive access to the virtual concert. Tickets are free for the February concert. Donations are appreciated and encouraged.
|Nov. 8||7:00pm||YouTube Live||Online Premiere, EYC Fall Concert: Extraordinary Resilience|
|Feb. 13||7:00pm||Virtual Ticket Required||Winter Concert: Extraordinary Voices||Buy Tickets|
|Apr. 25||7:00pm||TBD||Spring Concert: Extraordinary Hope||Buy Tickets|
Frequently Asked Questions
- 15 minutes long
- “Get to know you” mini-interview
- Musical activities
- Sing a song of your choice
An EYC staff member will meet with a parent/guardian while your student is auditioning.
We work hard to ensure that each child who loves to sing feels welcomed and accepted in our choir program. Auditions help place you in the choir that best fits your interests, experience and age. You might feel nervous about auditioning. That’s okay. Others who felt the same say, “it wasn’t as scary as I thought. It was kind of fun!”
Although everyone in choir comes from many different towns and schools, they all love to sing. You will find new friends and excitement singing with others who feel the same way about music as you do.
In choir, you will sing a lot of different music. Music from other cultures, styles, times and places. Music that might be familiar to you, and music that is brand new.
You will work on your singing technique, music reading skills and learn how to sing in harmony. Each choir focuses on how to become a better musician and singer.
You will share your singing with others in concerts, festivals and tours. You will also have the opportunity to offer your singing as a gift to others through community service.
Singing is a part of who we are. It is a way for us to connect to each other and to those around us. Singing will bring you joy your entire life.
All choirs rehearse at First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, 461 Pierson St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
Encore Youth Choir typically has three main concerts: a Fall Concert in October, a Winter Gala in January, and a Spring Concert in April.
Yes, need-based financial aid is available to all families and individuals. We believe that music is an integral part of everyone’s life. Read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.
Retreat is our kick-off event of the choir season. Aria and Bella Voce Choirs have a day retreat in town with indoor pool time. Cantabile and Di Canto Choirs travel to locations such as Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Dells or Chicago for their weekend retreat.
As student’s progress through the program, they are given the opportunity to join EYC’s Touring Choir. Since 2006, Encore Touring Choir has performed in:
- National Children’s Choir Festival
Carnegie Hall, New York City (2009)
- Crescent City Choral Festival
St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans (2012)
- National Children’s Choir Festival
Orchestra Hall in Chicago (2013)
- Pacific International Choir Festival
Eugene, Oregon (2016)
International Solo Tours:
- Italy (2007)
- England (2010)
- Austria and the Czech Republic (2014)