Young Naperville Singers
YNS is proud and excited to begin its 40th year of making beautiful music and growing exceptional human beings. Founded in 1984 by the late Helen Grubbs, YNS has developed into a premier community-based children’s choral music education program in Chicago’s western suburbs and the Fox River Valley. This organization has grown from its founding into a dynamic 11-choir, 450-voice nationally recognized children’s choir. The mission of YNS is to sing with excellence and to share music with the community and the world and we welcome singers from Kindergarten through 12th grade. It is the belief of the YNS staff, parents and Board of Directors that singing touches the heart, stimulates the mind and sets the spirit free.
Our choirs give back to the community through performances at local senior citizen residences, Naperville Municipal Band concerts, and The Kids Matter Annual Service Awards. In addition, YNS supports artists and composers, commissioning pieces from living artists, and giving our children the experience of premiering original work.
Under the musical leadership of Artistic Director Angie Johnson, YNS has flourished, with choirs performing locally, nationally and internationally, promoting the highest level of artistic excellence in choral music through educational and performance opportunities.
Young Naperville Singers is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people by providing the highest level of artistic excellence in choral music through extraordinary educational, performance, and leadership experiences.
YNS Singers come from 18 different communities
Young Naperville Singers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations made to Young Naperville Singers are tax-deductible. Many employers offer a contribution-matching program.