- Ages 10-17*
- Feb 28 - May 6
- Location: Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio
- Performances: May 5 @ 7pm, May 6 @ 3pm
- Performance Venue: United Methodist Church, Ojai, CA
*younger students accepted at the discretion of the director
Youth Chorus participants will sing musical selections from The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Lady and the Tramp (Bella Notte), and more! Participants rehearse in a fun and professional environment; developing ear, pitch, tone;], learning Solfege and performance technique.
Students will work with longtime Ojai Community Chorus director, Connie Woodson, culminating in a Spring showcase performance in concert with the adult Ojai Community Chorus, with rehearsals and performances accompanied by the talented Mr. Andy Street. Informal auditions will be held on the first day of rehearsal. Formal singing experience not required. Tickets $15 for performances.
Maximum enrollment: 12 participants
Connie Woodson, Vocal Director
Connie Woodson is acclaimed as a singing actress. She toured with Robert Goulet and was a featured performer in Mr. Goulet's Las Vegas shows and his national tour of "Carousel". Ms. Woodson also toured with Johnny Mathis, appearing on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. She recorded with The Carpenters at the famous A&M Studios in Hollywood. Ms. Woodson owned "Rhapsody", a Supper Club in Pasadena, California. Connie produced, directed, choreographed and starred in the entertainment at "Rhapsody" performing opera, musical theatre and jazz standards with her singing partner, Don Snyder, and other national entertainers. Operatically, Ms. Woodson sang the title role of "Susannah" to great acclaim with New York City Opera's Norman Treigle as Olin Blitch. Ms. Woodson conducts the Ojai Community Chorus, a non-profit organization, performing diverse programs of classic choral repertoire and contemporary secular music. Her concerts often incorporate scripted programs and choreography to compliment the choral singing. OCC is considered a true community chorus embracing all ages and encouraging Ojai youth to join in the fun. Connie is thrilled to be the vocal coach for the talented young artists performing at OYES.
ANDY Street, Musician
Born in England, Andy Street began playing music as a young child; by the age of 12, he was composing and performing professionally. Andy received his formal education in music at Cambridge University, where he earned his M.A. in musical composition at Emmanuel College. He studied piano with Gordon Green and Doreen Clemes of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Recent work includes Musical Director for "American Idol," and "Last Laugh in Vegas," as well as comping and writing original musical theatre works. Andy is the Performing Arts and Drama program coordinator for Ojai Valley School.