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Welcome our new staff members!

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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GiveBIG 2021

 

On May 4 and 5 of 2021 BYC participated in GiveBIG, a local fundraising campaign harnessing the power of many to support non-profit communities. Thank you for your support this year!

 

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Virtual Choir 2: RENEWAL

VIRTUAL CHOIR RETURNS

 
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Join the Board of Directors

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Save the Date: Plans for Summer / Fall 2021!

SAVE THE DATE: SUMMER / FALL 2021

Plans are in the works for two in-person singing opportunities with BYC. Put some placeholders on your calendar and practice your do-re-mis, because we can't wait to sing with you again!  

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Happy New Year from BYC!

 
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Home for the Holidays: A Virtual Choir Concert

 
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