About Youth Ensemble
The Youth Ensemble began as an extension to the RVYC treble choruses, and as an enriching, extra-curricular chorus experience for advanced high school singers in the area. Singers in grades 9-12 rehearse and perform high-quality SATB literature that is diverse, challenging, and beautiful.
Youth Ensemble Rehearsals: Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 at St Mary’s school in Medford.
Our interim Director is Mr. Chris Bingham. A Rogue Valley native, Mr. Bingham is the Music Teacher at St. Mary’s school where he teaches Choir, Band, Orchestra, Keyboard, Guitar, and General Music courses. He is also the Director of Music Ministries at Ashland First United Methodist Church where he leads the Chancel Choir and plays piano and organ. Chris has worked for many local music institutions including Southern Oregon University, Rogue Community College, Phoenix High School, Kirby Shaw’s Jefferson State Choral Coalition, Jefferson Baroque Orchestra, and sang with Southern Oregon Repertory Singers and the SOU Chamber Choir for many years. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Instruction from SOU and a Master of Music from the University of Southern California in Choral Music. Chris believes in the development of musical artists that have superior skills and knowledge, personal integrity, and a sophisticated worldview. Above all, Chris is passionate about building and strengthening community through shared musical experiences and is fascinated by the ancient power of shared song.
For additional information or to learn about auditions please click here.