Ali Zaidspiner of Wellington is among five graduating high school seniors who have been in the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches since the fourth grade.
“I have been a part of Young Singers for nine years. That’s half my life!” exclaimed Zaidspiner, 17.
Joining Zaidspiner in celebrating nine years is Cara Young, 17, also from Wellington; Dominique Smith, 18, of Riviera Beach; Craig Carrier, 18 of Hypoluxo; and Tyler Blankstein, 18, from Delray Beach.
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is Palm Beach County’s world-class, award-winning community children’s choir. The group’s first season opened almost 13 years ago with 79 singers, and has grown to 350 singers in six choirs, with children ages 7 to 18 in grades two through 12.
“All of the kids here have a passion for singing, and being able to surround myself with people who are just as passionate as I am is so rewarding,” Young said.
The Young Singers produce two main concerts a season, both performed on the main stage of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
There are 25 high school seniors graduating and moving on from the Young Singers this season, and many plan to continue their music studies in college.
The Young Singers’ spring concert will be held on Sunday, May 17 on the main stage of the Kravis Center. Tickets range from $15 to $41 and can be purchased through the Kravis Center’s box office by calling (561) 832-7469 or online at www.kravis.org.
ABOVE: Ali Zaidspiner, Dominique Smith and Cara Young.