BAYS Singers to Perform in TCDA Select Choir

The Bay Area Youth Singers were selected as the children/youth choir to be featured in a concert at the Texas Choral Directors’ Association Convention in San Antonio July 23, 2021. A BAYS TCDA Select Choir was formed to rehearse and present this concert. After the death of long time BAYS artistic director, Brenda Varvoutis, Mrs. Nicole Daniel was named artistic director. She led the choir in rehearsals and preparations for the TCDA concert. Both the pre-TCDA concert to be presented at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd in Houston, on Monday, July 19, 7 p.m., and the TCDA Convention concert to be presented July 23, 6 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio are dedicated to the memory of Brenda Varvoutis.

Brenda Varvoutis Scholarships to be Awarded

The first Brenda Varvoutis memorial scholarships for singers pursuing college degrees in choral music education will be presented at the July 19 BAYS Pre-TCDA concert. The three recipients are graduates of South Houston High School in the Pasadena ISD where Mrs. Varvoutis served as choir director for many years.

Nicole Daniel named Artistic Director

The board of directors of the Bay Area Youth Singers named Mrs. Nicole Daniel Artistic Director for the organization at their June, 2021 meeting. Mrs. Daniel previously served as the Childrens’ Choir Director and had served as interim director for the Concert Choir during Mrs. Varvoutis extended illness. A new Childrens’ Choir Director will soon be named.