Music: Like the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, the newly-formed Dorothy Cotton Youth Singers will learn and perform spirituals, gospel, and civil rights music. No prior experience or music-reading ability is required.
Rehearsals: DCYS will rehearse from 5:45 to 7:00 on Wednesday evenings at the First Baptist Church. Occasionally rehearsal will be shifted an hour later to overlap with the adult DCJS chorus.
Performances: DCYS will perform 2-3 concerts per year together with the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers. Other performance opportunities may arise as well.
Auditions: A short, informal audition is required to determine a singer’s ability to match pitch. Auditions will be held Wednesday Sept. 18th from 5-7pm at First Baptist Church, 309 North Cayuga Street
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The Dorothy Cotton Youth Singers are under the directorship of Emily Preston. She can be reached at email@example.com.
The DCYS is a sub-group of the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, formed in 2010 by Dr. Baruch Whitehead, professor of Music Education at Ithaca College. Dr. Whitehead can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org