Auditioning (for WSYC) was one of the best things I have ever done. Singing in that group was a large part of my childhood, providing me with not only the fundamentals of music and performing but also some of the best friends and experiences I have ever had… I am sure that my participation in the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus helped lead me to where I am today.
WSYC embraced not only my love for music, but allowed me to be myself. As I matured through the years that I was a member of the Youth Chorus, I learned so much about music, my voice, friendships and myself. It was a turning point in my life that has made me into the person I am today, and for that, I am extremely grateful.
I just bought a copy of your fine CD with WSYC (Hear the Angels Sing). The title is certainly apt as the choir does indeed sound angelic! Congratulations to you and all the WSYC members for splendid, gorgeous, and sumptuous sound!
I want to extend my deepest gratitude to each of you for the first-rate World Premiere that you gave my The Gift of Music…in every way you made the piece your own. The performance was solid technically, had excellent diction and was expressively sung. You truly brought the piece to life in a magnificent way! Barbara Beattie deserves huge accolades for the superb training that she gives all of you in the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus on a weekly basis. With her brilliant leadership, David Pulliam’s sensitive accompanying….and solid parental support all contribute to make your ensemble a treasured resource of our community.