Anima & Concert Choir: Girls, Grades 6+

Conductors: Michelle Bendett (Anima) and Dr. Allyss Haecker (Concert Choir)
St. Olaf Intern: TBD

Rehearsal time: Mondays 6:30–7:45 p.m.

NYC’s entire fall season will be taught via remote learning (Zoom) beginning on September 21 and concluding on December 7. The fall season will conclude with a beautiful Virtual Winter Concert Program to be released via YouTube on Sunday, December 13th.

Anima (meaning life, soul, spirit, breath, mind), is our choir for girls in grades 6 and up. Studying the finest music from a variety of cultures, styles, and periods, these singers are challenged to perform at the top of their ability and develop their unique voice through score study, music interpretation, ear training, and vocal development. Anima enjoys two yearly retreats, performs locally throughout the season, tours regionally each spring, and performs in our winter and spring concerts. Register now!

Concert Choir

Anima combines with the Troubadours to form the Concert Choir. Concert Choir rehearses during the second hour of rehearsal on Mondays. The Concert Choir performs at our annual winter and spring concerts, local civic events, and on tour.


Our staff believes singers learn invaluable lessons and create life-long memories by touring. The Northfield Youth Choirs plans tours for each of our touring choirs. The NYC strives to keep tour prices as reasonable as possible and to only charge for the actual costs incurred on tour. For this reason, tour transportation, meals, lodging, and other necessary fees are billed later in the year as a “tour assessment.” Tour information including destination, length, and actual price is given to families in the spring semester.