Yuba Sutter Arts is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Spring 2020 season of its Yuba Sutter Youth Choir. The new session gets underway Wednesday, February 19th at 6pm. The theme will be “Meet the 70s…Abba, Elton John and More!”
Yuba Sutter Arts is now able to offer this ongoing program for free to all students. Be sure to register in advance of the first session as class size is limited to 25 students.
The Yuba Sutter Youth Choir is part of Yuba Sutter Arts’ Arts in Education program. Classes will be held at the Burrows Theater at 630 E Street in Marysville. Instruction is offered for students from 7 - 14-years of age. Weekly classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays starting on February 16 through April 1. The final performance will be held on Wednesday April 1 at 7pm. Each student will receive a Youth Choir T-shirt.
“We are fortunate to be able to now offer our Youth Choir program for free to all students,” said David Read, Yuba Sutter Arts Executive Director. “And to have professional musician, Gay Galvin, continue as Artistic Director is a great gift to the community,” he added.
Gay Galvin is Yuba Sutter Arts’ “Musician in Residence.” Gay has been singing and playing piano since she was six years old. Trained in classical and jazz styles, she has worked in big bands, musicals, jazz trios and various classical ensembles. She is an accomplished vocalist and has taught choir at all age levels.
Married to singer/songwriter, Tom Galvin, the couple has performed at the Burrows Theater in concert as a duo and as soloists. Gay has also performed in many other ensembles throughout the community including concerts at Yuba College and in productions at The Acting Company. Gay and Tom also both played for the Applause performances of “Home for the Holidays” in December to help raise funds for the completion of the Sutter Theater.
Gay is originally from Ohio and has a master’s degree in music. She teaches piano in her studio in Marysville. She plays most musical genres and has even played in rock bands. In Ohio, she led her own jazz trio, something she hopes to reestablish in this area.
“I’m proud to be leading the youth choir again this spring,” said Gay. “Ensuring music education for young people is something I am passionate about and I am so glad to be able to help continue the tradition of vocal music training for young people in Yuba-Sutter,” she added.
Interested parents or guardians should visit yubasutterarts.org to register or contact YSA at 530-742-ARTS or email abbie@yubasutterarts.