This Sunday evening, April 20, the Northern Lights Youth Choir will perform an inspiring concert at Katahadin Christian Academy in East Millinocket. The choir’s 2014 program, We Won’t Be Shaken, incorporates a variety of traditional and contemporary Christian Music, mixed with compelling drama. Instrumental accompaniment includes piano, guitar, bass guitar and percussion. It is our prayer that through this presentation of music and drama, hearts will not only be encouraged, but also challenged to daily place their trust in the God who makes all things possible. The concert begins at 6:30 pm in the auditorium of the former Opal Myrick School building at 6 Beech Street. Admission to the concert is free. An offering will be taken to benefit the academy.
NLYC is an interdenominational group of teens from numerous churches in the northern Maine area. NLYC includes Junior through Senior High age youth. The Touring Choir is composed of approximately 50 people with 43 youth and 7 adult advisors.
The Northern Lights Youth Choir was formed by a group of Christian teens in the greater Presque Isle area of Aroostook County, Maine, in January of 1974. Under the direction of Rev. David Ross, the choir presented a musical program each year through 1990. After a brief hiatus, the Northern Lights Youth Choir resumed their music/drama ministry in 1993. In 1997 the Choir came under and is currently under the direction of Mrs. Bonnee McLaughlin.
The Choir has made over 35 concert tours, traveling over 80,000 miles in over 400 concert presentations in churches, camps, high school assemblies and on college campuses from Northern Maine and the nearby Maritime Provinces of Canada to Texas, Wisconsin and Florida. Churches hosting and providing members in the past have included: Advent Christian, Assemblies of God, Baptist, Brethren, Catholic, Church of Christ, Congregational, Independent, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Reformed and Wesleyan. Since its inception, over 600 young people have been a part of this choir ministry.