• A life-long love of music is one of the most important legacies we can give our children.

    That's we why founded the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir: to teach, educate, and perform choral music of all kinds. Our four choirs start as young as kindergarten, and our oldest singers are seniors in high school.

    Best of all, our singers truly build a sense of community with each other as well as with our directors. And, we have a lot of fun in the process!

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Our Choirs

What is the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir?

Proudly serving the population of Washington County, the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir (HCYC) is made up of three choirs of young singers from grades K – 12.

Our two auditioned choirs include Premiere for grades 5 – 8, and Encore for grades 9 – 12.

We also offer two non-auditioned sections of our Prelude choir for grades K – 2 and 3 – 4.

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Upcoming Events


Here’s what we are up to:

Registration is September 16 at Century High School

Registration begins at 6pm and Mandatory Parent Meeting is at 7pm

Choir registration for all Choirs is on September 16 at Century High School choir room. Registration begins at 6pm and mandatory parent meeting is at 7pm. Please park in the south parking lot, come in through the doors on that side of the school, and look for our signs.

Please feel free to complete your registration forms in advance. To do that, please visit our Membership and Forms page

Auditions for Premiere (grades 5-8) and Encore (grades 9-12) choirs continue at Century High School Choir Room on September 16, beginning at 4pm. Please schedule your audition by contacting us at hcychoir@gmail.com or 503-441-1357. If these times don’t work, other times can be arranged by contacting us.

Registration for our unauditioned preparatory Prelude choir for grades k – 4 takes place on September 16, along with registration for Premiere and Encore Choirs.

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Young Singers Wanted!

If you are a young singer in Banks, Yamhill, Tigard, North Plains, Forest Grove, Cornelius, Beaverton or Hillsboro, why not join us! We’re always looking for new singers. Our next formal auditions Auditions for 2015-2016 season will take place on August 26 & September 2 and 9, 16 and by appointment. And you can contact us any time to let us know of your interest. There are many opportunities for fun, such as group retreats and outings Choral Directors Mary Kay Babcock and Lindsey Pounders are the BEST – ask any choir member – you’ll have a blast and learn a ton. Premiere and Encore choir rehearsals take place after school at Century High School.

You might wonder what it is like to audition! Most auditions will last less than 10 minutes. You will be asked to demonstrate your lowest useful note and your highest useful note via simple fun vocal exercises, you will sing back three note phrases to test your ability to retain pitch. Lastly, you will sing “America the Beautiful” in your range.

For your convenience, here is a link for you to familiarize yourself with the vocal exercises and choose a range that is comfortable for you to sing America the Beautiful.
. http://teacherweb.com/OR/CenturyHighSchool/MaryKayBabcock/apt1.aspx

Admission to the choir is based on interest, commitment, and musical ability. Candidates for our Premiere Choir (grades 5 – 8) and Encore Choir (grades 9 – 12) audition with Mrs. Babcock, our artistic director. To schedule an audition, please call (503) 441-1357 or email hcychoir@gmail.com

Note: Auditions are not required for the Prelude Choir (grades K – 4). Prelude choir rehearsals take place after school at Century High School.

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