Help the Vancouver Youth Choir get to ACDA <3
VYC Donations Page (for those without facebook)
We are excited to announce that the Vancouver Youth Choir has received an invitation to perform at the 60th anniversary convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), taking place this February in Kansas City. The conference is attended by approximately 4000 choral conductors, and the calibre of the invited choirs is extremely high. We are are honoured to be the only choir representing Canada. The National ACDA Convention is such a prestigious choral event that Carrie and the VYC Board did not hesitate to accept the invitation. In just five years together, these singers have built an international reputation as young artists who present genuine, thoughtful, and artistic performances. We at VYC are incredibly proud of their hard work, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.
As you can imagine, for an event with this level of prestige, it is essential that every singer is able to participate, so that we are able to sing our very best for this international audience. This is not a tour, it is not a pleasure trip. We will be flying in the day before the performance, and many of the singers will be flying home in the evening the next day in order to be back at school for classes and midterms. To ask them to pay over $1000 for 36 hours is out of the question. Our singers are university students, and high school students with part-time jobs. Some come from families where the singers' part time jobs help contribute to monthly living costs for their families, others are from families brand-new to Canada. Some families have multiple children in university and are trying to make ends meet in this incredibly expensive city, and some of our singers are on their own here from other countries.
We at VYC are determined to help make this opportunity possible for the choir. It is our goal to cover the flight costs for each singer.
Flights are $550. We have 55 singers. We are aiming for $550x55. Our goal is $30,250. It's ambitious, but these singers have worked so hard, and truly, they deserve our support. And we are well on our way! We have around $11,000 left to go to achieve our goal.
Please consider sponsoring a singer with a donation of $550.
If $550 is not possible for you, we encourage you to donate what you can to help VYC succeed in this incredible opportunity.
You can donate through our ACDA Fundraiser Facebook Page.
Or, if you don't have Facebook you can use our regular VYC Donations Page and write "for ACDA" under 'add special instructions to the seller'.
Vancouver Youth Choir is a registered charity, and can accept tax deductible donations and issue tax receipts.
With much love, and many thanks,
Carrie Tennant, Artistic Director