About the Hudson Valley Youth Chorale
The Hudson Valley Youth Chorale has delighted audiences since 1995 with its engaging musical presentations and sparkling musicality. The chorus captures the hearts of their audience with their pure love of singing. The singers, 3rd through 12th grade boys and girls, are drawn from throughout New York’s Hudson Valley. Their repertoire spans an array of musical styles: classical (both secular and sacred songs) multicultural folk music, popular song, spirituals, gospel and jazz. HVYC performances are often highlighted with choreography.
The HVYC believes in the power of music to create good in the world. Community service performances are an integral part of its yearly program. With an outreach program designed to include children of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, the HVYC has performed throughout the Hudson Valley, at the State Legislature in Albany, the United Nations in New York City, at National Monuments (Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty) and abroad in Hungary and Austria.
The Hudson Valley Youth Chorale is a not for profit organization, and graciously accepts donations from individuals and organizations.
The Hudson Valley Youth Chorale was created to enhance the lives of musical children from all cultural roots and economic backgrounds by offering them the opportunity to strive for unparalleled excellence in choral singing. In a non-competitive and nurturing environment, its mission is realized by providing a structured, progressive program of music instruction and an artistic performance that will last a lifetime.
The Hudson Valley Youth Chorale is led by its director, Mathew Camara. The HVYC program is further enhanced by its Artist-in-Residence program which gives its members an opportunity to meet and work with professional musicians and artists from the community.
The Hudson Valley Youth Chorale consists of three age groups. The Cantabile Singers are boys and girls in grades 3-5. The Singing Ambassadors are boys and girls in grades 6-8. The Voices of the Future are boys and girls in grades 9-12.
If you would like your child to join the Hudson Valley Youth Chorale, please contact us for more information