January 3, 2022, Columbus, Georgia — The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC), Voices of the Valley Children’s Chorus (VOV), and The Columbus Ballet (TCB), will present a collaborative benefit concert titled “Dreams for Change” on Sunday, February 13th at the Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts Theater. Featuring a string orchestra, the Chattahoochee Valley’s only youth symphony orchestra, one of the South’s premier choral groups, and Columbus’ premier ballet company, the concert begins at 4:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.yogc.org.

“It’s a thrill to be collaborating with Voice of the Valley and The Columbus Ballet. This event is going to be a wonderful celebration of the youth arts in Columbus across multiple disciplines. Our collaboration isn’t simply a concert in which the audiences will enjoy three different ensembles—we’ll be performing together, to include a grand finale involving all three organizations moving to one beat! Be sure to mark your calendars. We can’t wait to see you there!”

– Christopher Walton, Interim Executive Director, YOGC.

“The Voices of the Valley Children’s Chorus is proud to collaborate with the esteemed Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus and the Columbus Ballet. Our work together showcases the power of the youth arts in Columbus and the incredible artistry of the singers, dancers, and players in each organization, while providing an amazing evening of art for our community. You will not regret supporting these young artists for this amazing event!”

– Dr. Michelle Folta, Artistic Director, Voices of the Valley Children’s Chorus.

“This collaboration is such a treat for our city!! Watching these beautifully artistic kids come together and create such a wonderful event for our community is a must. The kids work so hard to strengthen their individual skills, and this event is the perfect display of what Columbus has to offer its youth. Don’t miss your opportunity to support the youth arts in Columbus!”

– Bridget Adams, Artistic Director, Columbus State University Youth Dance Conservatory.

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this event, please reach out to Mr. Walton at cwalton@yogc.org. A variety of packages are available.

Since 1993, the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus has been teaching the area’s most talented young musicians. Led by nationally-awarded Music Director and Conductor Jim Palmer, YOGC maintains the only symphonic orchestral opportunity in the region for children; a string orchestra; a chamber group program; a non-adjudicated music festival provided at no cost to local public school music programs; and a week-long summer string camp focused on alternative genres of music and playing styles. For additional information e-mail info@yogc.org.