Home for the Holidays: A Virtual Choir Concert

Dear Friends,

We are very excited to share “Home for the Holidays: A Virtual Choir Concert” with you! Thanks to all who were involved in this project in a variety of ways -  

  • Singers in Musicianship Training and our special Virtual Choir group rehearsed with Artistic Director Nicholas Gorne and Lead Accompanist Nathan Shiu every week for a month 
  • Along with Mr. Gorne and Mr. Shiu, BYC staff members Ginger Ellingson and Heidi McIlroy prepared guiding audio and video tracks for students’ use in practicing 
  • Singers then recorded audio AND video tracks (as did staff! Look out for Mr. Shiu and Executive Director Madeleine Stephens) 
  • Mr. Gorne then combined all separate audio and video into one performance. 

The video is now live on YouTube. 


Current and former students watched together via Microsoft Teams while writing holiday cards (found here). These cards were sent to residents of the retirement homes we usually visit in December.

You are also invited to write a note and send this concert to anyone who may need a little holiday joy right now! 

If you appreciate the work BYC is doing to continue sharing music during this difficult time, please let us know by sending a donation. Usually the cost of a MainStage performance ticket is $25 – a great amount to donate! 

Happy holidays, all.  

Madeleine Stephens 
BYC Executive Director

Nicholas Gorne
BYC Artistic Director

BYC Board of Directors


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