Every week, school-aged singers from Sarasota and Manatee counties meet to sing, to laugh, and to foster a love of music under the direction of Geneviève Beauchamp. While building their musical skills, SYV singers learn how to serve their community by performing for different events including concert series, churches, retirement homes, and more. SYV also offers the opportunity to tour out of region, state and country to the singers who meet the requirements for such events.
Who We Are
Sarasota Young Voices was founded by Geneviève Beauchamp in 2007, and has quickly grown into one of Florida’s best children’s choruses, receiving critical acclaim for performances. The ensembles perform several times a year in a variety of events striving to reach out and touch the community in many ways. SYV has performed locally with groups such as the Sarasota Orchestra, Gloria Musicae, Key Chorale, Belle Canto, and Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota. Currently Sarasota Young Voices is a Choir-in-Residence at Church of the Palms, and performs monthly in one or more of the services. In addition, each summer since the choir was founded there has been a concert tour for the older singers to gain experience performing in festivals and venues both nationally and internationally. Past tour destinations have included Vancouver, New Orleans, Quebec, Denver, Paris, London, and Dublin.
Do you like to sing? No experience necessary! Contact SVY at [email protected] to schedule an audition. Singers are auditioned for placement purpose only. The audition process is simple and is a great way for the director to meet the singers personally. Children ages 6-18 who enjoy singing will find a place in one of SYV's ensembles.
All SYV choirs meet on the beautiful Church of the Palms campus Tuesday evenings for rehearsal.
Tuition for the 2016-2017 season is $275.