The Newport County Youth Chorus has announced that it is welcoming singers to join them for in-person programs this fall.

It is free to participate and no audition or previous experience is necessary — just a love of singing! NCYC celebrates everyone’s unique voice and how it contributes and strengthens their community of voices. Participants learn music in a variety of styles and genres as well as develop their vocal technique and musical skills. Rehearsals are fun, encouraging and joyful! 

The Middle School Ensemble (treble/unchanged voices in grades 5 – 8) meets on Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:45 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church (200 Turner Road, Middletown) or Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:45 pm at the Martin Luther King Community Center (20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd, Newport). The Prep Chorus is offered to 2nd – 4th graders in 6-week sessions. The first session is called “This Pretty Planet.” Families choose the day and location that works best for them: Tuesdays from 3:15 –  4:15 pm at the MLK Center (20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd, Newport) or Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church (200 Turner Road, Middletown). 

All NCYC programs begin the week of September 27. Rehearsals will begin outdoors. COVID protocols can be found at All are welcome!

If you or someone you know would like to join the group, reach out to or sign up at For more information about the chorus, visit

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