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The Spring Concert of the New River Youth Symphony & Chorus will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 22, at the United Methodist Temple in Beckley, WV. After the concert, everyone is invited to stay for a dessert social.

The new season will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017, at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church*. The Youth Chorus rehearsal is at 5:45-7:00 pm, and the Youth Symphony rehearsal will follow at 7:00-8:30 pm. The Emerging Strings rehearsal is at 5:45-6:30, and the Beginner Chorus rehearsal will follow at 6:30-7:15.

New students for the Youth Symphony, see the "How To Join" page for audition music to practice for your audition. All strings will audition for seating for the fall season. Contact Kathy Bailey at 304-923-9622 to schedule a time for your seating audition.

Regular Monday rehearsals will continue throughout the season, except for Thanksgiving week.  The concerts will be in early December, time and place TBA.

 **Directions to Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church, 2855 Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV:

From the South (Beckley) on Route 19, at the stoplight after the Lochgelly Oak Hill exit, just past the Fayette Square shopping center, turn right onto Appalachian Drive. Go one block to the stop sign, turn left onto Route 16, go 0.3 mile, and turn left (up the hill) onto Nickelville Road. The first driveway on the right is Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church. You will see the red roof as you get close.

From the North (Summersville) on Route 19, not far past the Fayetteville Walmart on your left, at the stoplight before the Fayette Square shopping center on your right, turn left onto Appalachian Drive. Go one block to the stop sign, turn left onto Route 16, go 0.3 mile, and turn left (up the hill) onto Nickelville Road. The first driveway on the right is Fayetteville Christ Fellowship Church. You will see the red roof as you get close.

The Emerging Strings is a new performing group, started three years ago. The students play a variety of string instruments - violin, viola, cello, bass - and learn to play together in a group setting. The beginner-level students learn how to perform easy, yet lively and fun, arrangements for string orchestra.  The Director is Hayley Gray.  Rehearsals are at 5:45-6:30 pm on Monday nights at Fayetteville Christ Fellowship, and the tuition is $25.

Hayley Gray has studied classical violin since she was four years old, and she studied studio art at Cedarville University. Hayley loves to teach violin, voice, and art lessons in both private and group settings.

Contact Info

P.O. Box 177, Fayetteville, WV 25840  •  304-923-9622  •  newrivermusic@gmail.com

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