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Midwest Young Artists Voices Rising to Perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Welcome, Yule Holiday Concerts!

November 14, 2012 | By Chelsa Peterson
Choral & Communications, MYA
Since 2006, the Midwest Young Artists youth choral ensemble Voices Rising has celebrated the Holiday Season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Symphony Center. With eight performances of Welcome, Yule! throughout December, the chorus hands out plenty of holiday cheer. Voices Rising choral ensemble features students from 5th - 8th grade which rehearse in two locations, Highwood, directed by Anastasia Black and Grayslake, directed by Joyce Haqq. Come watch Voices Rising sing in true holiday style and make Welcome, Yule! a family tradition! You have eight performances to choose from:

Friday, December 14, 7pm

Saturday, December 15, 3pm

Sunday, December 16, 1:30pm & 5:30pm

Friday, December 21, 7pm

Saturday, December 22, 3pm

Sunday, December 23, 1:30pm & 5:30pm

All performances are held in beautiful Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. Tickets are available online at For more information on Voices Rising and how to join, please contact Choral Coordinator, Chelsa Peterson at or call 847-926-9898

MEDIA Carl Jasieniecki, Midwest Young Artists CONTACT: Photographs, videos, interviews and additional materials available.

About MYA: Midwest Young Artists is the top rated youth music ensemble programs in the Midwest and represents some of the best young musicians in the country. The program offers exceptional training in jazz, choral, chamber and orchestral instruction. MYA currently reaches more than 1,000 students from 74 communities in the metropolitan Chicago area with eight youth orchestras, more than 65 chamber music ensembles, three choral groups, an all-inclusive jazz program, early childhood education, and classes in music theory and history. Students have the opportunity to travel abroad and to perform in major venues throughout Chicago and around the world. MYA graduates are accepted at the most selective conservatories, universities and colleges in the country. ###




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