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BYC is moving to Wednesdays!

Bellevue Youth Choirs looks forward to welcoming new choristers in September of 2023!

After lots of discussions and feedback from our current choristers, we have decided to change our rehearsal nights to Wednesdays.  We hope that everyone who currently sings with us on Mondays can make the change with us.  


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MainStage Concert - June 17th

Our final concert of the 2022 - 2023 season is quickly approaching! Come join us as we present "It Takes a Village", songs that celebrate community.  Tickets are available here:

June 17 @3pm

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island


















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Registration for 2024 - 2025 to open up in June!

We are excited to start planning for our 13th year! Bellevue Youth Choirs welcomes new and returning singers to enroll in the month of June and save a spot! 

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Coming Home: December Concert Tickets Now Available

Coming Home:
Bellevue Youth Choirs' December MainStage Concert

Saturday, December 4, 3 p.m.
Livestreamed on YouTube
Featuring the Prima, Intermezzo, and Premier Choirs of BYC




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Scholarship Fund 2021: Message 2

October 22, 2021

Every month Bellevue Youth Choirs celebrates chorister birthdays in a special “sibling time,”where singers of all ages join together to celebrate in song!

Above, choristers celebrating September birthdays skip around the circle with Mrs. McIlroy.

The song we sing, adapted from an old Shaker tune, is sung at the end of our meeting:

Siblings now our meeting is over 
Siblings we must part
And if I never see you anymore
I’ll love you in my heart
Yes we’ll land on the shore
And we’ll land on the shore
And we’ll sing forevermore


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Scholarship Fund 2021

October 4, 2021

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Welcome our new staff members!

Due to low enrollment numbers, we were not able to onboard staff. We look forward to hiring them back when numbers increase. 

2021-22 Season Staff: Newcomers to BYC

Please welcome our new staff members for the 2021-22 season! You can read about all of our current staff here.


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Congratulations, graduating seniors 2021!

Dear BYC community,

One week ago today we had our last rehearsal of the year and said goodbye to our BYC graduating seniors! Alex Soong, Fornia He, and Abby Meek will all be heading off to colleges on the East Coast next year. We wish them all well as they embark on a new chapter of their lives! 

Below, you can watch a message from Alex Soong and read some thoughts from all three graduating seniors. Thanks to the three of you and we'll miss you! 


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Message for Pride

Dear BYC community,

In 2018, Bellevue Girlchoir and Bellevue Boychoir merged under the umbrella organization Bellevue Youth Choirs. This decision was made for many reasons, an important one being to create a place for nonbinary singers to join. At that time, all lower choir levels welcomed all genders into each group, but the high school aged Premier Choir was still reserved for young women.

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BYC wishes a fond farewell to two staff members


Dear BYC community,

It is bittersweet to bid farewell to two of our staff members as we close out this very strange year. Ginger Ellingson & Yuh-Pey Lin will be leaving Bellevue Youth Choirs after many years of service.

Ginger has taught nearly all choir levels at BYC, ending her time as the director of Premier, our most advanced group. Over her time, Ginger has created a vibrant culture of healthy risk-taking and strong community for our choristers. We thank her for her many years of service. From Ms. Ellingson:

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