The Yampa Valley Singers

Yampa Valley Singers 2017-18

 About Us

Since 2007, the Yampa Valley Singers, an open-enrollment choir, have been delighting the residents and visitors to Steamboat Springs, Colorado with their challenging and diverse repertoire.

Managed by

Christel Houston (Director)
Terry Audesirk (President)
Joe Becker (Vice President)
Ruth McClelland (Secretary & Administrative Coordinator)
Pat McClelland (Treasurer)
Gerry Audesirk
Lucy Middleton
Jean Clougherty

Membership 
Membership with the Yampa Valley Singers is open to any singer and requires a $35 registration fee due at the first rehearsal.  For Inquiries or questions, please contact Ruth McClelland, 970-879-2641, YampaValleySingers@gmail.com or prmccl@comcast.net     

Participation Guidelines

Participation in the Yampa Valley Singers is beneficial to all of us.  I understand that we all need to work together to accomplish our shared goals. Therefore:
  • I must be able to match notes [tone/pitch] played on piano. If unable to do so, I will abide by the director’s decision about my further participation.
  • I will make a genuine effort to attend rehearsals regularly, starting with the first rehearsal. If I know that I will miss a rehearsal, I will notify the director beforehand. If I am unable to attend at least 75% of the rehearsals, I will discuss my situation with the director, and abide by his/her decision about my further participation.
  • I understand that it is important to be on time, so that the rehearsals can start promptly and use everyone’s time most efficiently. I understand that warm-ups will start promptly at 6:30 PM.
  • I will focus my attention on the music and the director, and will make every effort to follow the instructions that he/she gives.
  • As a courtesy to everyone, I will keep personal conversations during rehearsals to a minimum.
  • I will study the music at home to learn my part and perfect my technique.
  • I will make my best effort to sell tickets to the concert, as it is the responsibility of ALL singers to support the success of the concerts and offset concert production costs by selling tickets.
  • I understand that the music, practice CDs, performance folders, and other materials that I have been given are the property of the Yampa Valley Singers.  I will take care of them during practices and performances, and return them after the final performance.
  • I must be able to stand for concert performance. If unable to do so, I will discuss my situation with the director to see if accommodation can be made, and abide by his/her decision about my concert participation.
2018 Spring rehearsals begin January 11th. 2018 Concerts 4/13 and 4/14. Contact Ruth McClelland to sign up for the Spring Concerts.
2018 Fall rehearsals will begin August 16th for the Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17 concerts.

2018 Rehearsal Schedule for the YVS "Journey Home" April Concerts

Concert Dates: Friday, April 13th at 7pm and Saturday, April 14th at 4pm at the Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church

Thursday, 1/116:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 1/18 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 1/25 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 2/1 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 2/8 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 2/15 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 2/22 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 3/1 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 3/8 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846  Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 3/15 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 3/22 6:30pm - 8:30pm  Rehearsal  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 3/29 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 4/5 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal  St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Thursday, 4/12 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dress Rehearsal Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church, 736 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
Friday, 4/13 7:00 pm Performance Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church, 736 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs
 Saturday, 4/14 4:00 pm Performance Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church, 736 Oak Street, Steamboat Springs