Holiday cheer with Young Singers of the Palm Beaches
David R. Randell
Get into the holiday spirit with the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches' 'Winter Tapestry'
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches will present their annual holiday concert “Winter Tapestry” Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The concert has been a West Palm Beach tradition, invigorating the stage at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for more than four holiday seasons. The youth of Young Singers have gained a following enhanced each year by excited members of the community looking for holiday spirit.
This year, the choirs of Young Singers of the Palm Beaches will perform unique arrangements of some favorite holiday carols and songs, including “Dashing Through The Snow,” “Angels We Have Heard On High” and “The Chanukah Song.” The Treble Choir, the youngest choir members, will perform a choreographed and lively “Christmas Carol Jamboree.” The Men of Young Singers will entertain with “Hine Ma Tov,” and the Cantate girls' version of “Silent Night.” The beloved “Eatnemen Vuelie,” the original piece which inspired the opening number of Disney's animated film Frozen will be performed by the Cantate girls. Unique renditions of “It's The Most Wonderful Time” and “Sing Noel” will inspire when performed by the combined choirs.
As with every concert performed by the Young Singers, the audience becomes part of some memorable musical moments. In addition to their annual community holiday sing-along, Young Singers has something extra special planned for their concert patrons…including the possibility of snow.
Young Singers strives to promote the spirit of peace and unity, not only during the holiday season but also throughout the year. They are an organization which celebrates diversity and unification, boasting a diverse ethnic, racial and economic membership comprised of children from 123 different schools throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties. Young Singers of the Palm Beaches believes that music education is an important resource in the development of productive participants in society.
“When we come together through music we transform the lives of children by breaking down social barriers, developing life skills, providing an outlet for creativity, and fostering good citizenship,” said Beth Clark, executive director of Young Singers.
Young Singers' core program, based at the Kravis Center, just started its 12th season as Palm Beach County's premiere community children's chorus. The organization's continual growth now has it serving more than 350 singers in six choirs as well as more than a thousand children in their after-school and summer programs. Among many other benefits to their singers, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches provides scholarship opportunities, positive influence and builds life skills through music. All of Young Singers' programming is led by music professionals who provide quality choral instruction and enrichment.
A Champagne Reception will take place prior to the concert, hosted by Young Singers' Artistic Director Shawn Berry and Clark in appreciation for the sponsors and community members who support the Young Singers. Sponsors include: PNC Bank, the concert's presenting sponsor; Palm Beach Kennel Club, Gold Coast Federal Credit Union, PT Anderson Accounting Solutions, Floridian Community Bank, and Lesser Lesser Landy and Smith.
Tickets start at $10 and may be purchased at the Kravis Center box office by calling 561-832-7469 or online at www.kravis.org.
For more information about Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, call 561-659-2332 or visit www.yspb.org.