Since 2008, the Arts Academy at Grace has offered opportunities to engage in music lessons for both children and adults. This spring we will add another way for children to participate in the arts through music. We are beginning to build the foundation of a youth chorus with the idea of growing it in the future for children in elementary through high school grades.
Lexington Youth Chorus: Spring Sing!
We can’t wait to officially kick off the Lexington Youth Chorus in the fall, but in the meantime we wanted to give you a chance to test it out and see what it’s like! These 8 rehearsals will give you a chance to learn a full concert of music, make new friends, and be a part of Lexington’s newest (and youngest) choral ensemble! Students in grades 3-6 are welcome to join us, no experience necessary!
Registration Cost:$150. per singer for the complete session – (can be paid in two installments) – includes t-shirt and mask for singing.
Registration is underway. Please register early as spaces are limited due to COVID precautions. Tuition will include both the cost of a t-shirt and a singer’s mask. We will be using COVID protocols recommended by both public health agencies and the church. The semester will run for 9 weeks with one week off for Spring vacation. Here
are the details:
March 8-May 10 (Spring break April 19) – 9 weeks
Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church
March 8,15,22,29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10
|March 8, 2022||REHEARSAL 1|
|March 15, 2022||REHEARSAL 2|
|March 22, 2022||REHEARSAL 3|
|March 29, 2022||REHEARSAL 4|
|April 5, 2022||REHEARSAL 5|
|April 12, 2022||REHEARSAL 6|
|April 19, 2022||SPRING BREAK WEEK – NO REHEARSAL|
|April 26, 2022||REHEARSAL 7|
|May 3, 2022||REHEARSAL 8/”DRESS REHEARSAL”|
|May 10, 22||FINAL PERFORMANCE/END OF SEASON CELEBRATION!|
We are pleased to announce that Catie Hitzigrath will be the artistic director and instructor for this chorus. She has the knowledge and experience to offer children a wonderful musical experience!
Catie Hitzigrath is the Choral Director at Lexington Middle School in Lexington, NC. She earned a Bachelor of Music in music education from Meredith College and a Master of Music in music education from Appalachian State University. Before coming to Lexington Hitzigrath taught both middle and high school in Winston Salem and Wilkesboro, NC. In addition to teaching public school, she has spent many years involved with children’s choirs across NC. She is an active member of NCMEA and currently serves as the Technology Facilitator for the middle school choral section. She also serves on the board for NC ACDA as both the Middle School/Jr High Repertoire & Resources Chair and the Youth R&R Area Coordinator. Hitzigrath spends her summers working as a staff member for the North Carolina Institute in Choral Art (NCSICA) at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC.