“La Bella Musica”
On Sat. Feb. 15th, 2020 we showcased our first double feature performance for our annual benefit concert with our Italian theme to reflect our Summer 2020 scheduled tour to Italy. The evening of beautiful music, raffles and a silent auction was perfectly paired with an Italian inspired spaghetti dinner, bread and an array of “delizioso” desserts. The checkered table decor, Italian flags, & pasta accents toasted “Buon appetito! ” to our guests and encouraged them to sit back and enjoy the show. Our repertoire included many old favorites like “O Sole Mio”, “Funiculi, Funicula” & “That’s Amore” that actually inspired our guests to break out in song to join our singers.
COVID-update…….Unfortunately due to world health events/travel restrictions/tour cancellations, our group was unable to go on the Italy 2020 tour. It was heart-breaking to finish our 2020 season early and in this way-but of course, the health of our singers and their families is SYV’s top priority!
Our 2021 Fall “virtual” season was small, but mighty. Also our “in-person” Spring was not our usual season for all our singers, but we did accomplish some nice one-on-one Zoom lessons in addition to our program.
But as our friends across the sea say……. Finché C’È Vita C’È Speranza – “While There’s Life, There’s Hope”.…And we at SYV really have hope that music will join our lives again and we will pursue our mission to provide superior music education opportunities to local youth and keep the music alive. “Growing Together In Song”–look forward to the music we can make this upcoming fall 2021-2022 season.