Lancaster Fairfield Youth Choir (“LFYC”), now in its
season operates under the auspices of the Lancaster Chorale,
whose purpose is to operate a children’s choral
program which can provide any interested child, regardless
of previous musical experience, with a high-quality
performance-based music education, while also serving as a
model of training and performance in the children’s choral
is open to singers with treble voices, in grades 4 through
12, who live or attend school in central Ohio.
has appeared at many choral festivals throughout the United
States. They have appeared with the
Lancaster Chorale, one
of a very limited number of professional adult choirs in the
nation, and have appeared repeatedly at the annual Lancaster
have been a guest ensemble at the Ohio Music Educators’
Association annual Conference, and twice at the Ohio Association
of Elementary School Administrators Annual Convention.
They were a featured guest ensemble at the 1999
Annual National Convention of the Organization of American
Kodaly Educators in Columbus, Ohio.
In 2003 the choir
was awarded the rating of Superior and First Place at the
Music in the Parks competition at Cedar Point.
In 2006 the choir was featured with the Lancaster Chorale at
the Southern Theater in Columbus and was the feature guest
ensemble for the Tri City Kodaly Educator's choral festival. In 2008 the
choir toured New York City and performed at the cathedral of St.
John the Divine. In 2010 the choir participated in the Windy
City Choral Festival in Chicago. In 2015 the choir
toured Washington DC and performed at the Washington DC
veterans hospital and the Jefferson Memorial.
made it's international debut in June, 1998, when they
traveled to Belgium and the Netherlands, and performed with
two prestigious European children’s choirs.
In July of 2006 the choir traveled beyond our borders once
again traveling to Canada and participating in the Niagara
International Music Festival under the direction of
Many singers have represented LFYC
participating in local, all-state, regional, and national
honors choirs. In 2014, LFYC was honored to have 15
singers participate in the OAKE National honor choirs in
Andrew Brown, artistic director of the Lancaster-Fairfield Youth
Choir and singer in the Lancaster Chorale, is a music educator in the Olentangy
school district, where he teaches general music, band and
4th & 5th grade orchestra. He completed his Bachelor of Music in Education and Master of Music Education degrees at Capital University and holds a Kodály certificate from the Kodály institute at Capital University. He has also studied internationally at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden, Germany, and at the Kodály Institute in Kesckemet, Hungary.
He has performed with the Chapel Choir and Choral Union at Capital University, the Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Choir
in Germany, the Lancaster Chorale, Pro- Musica, the Cathedral choir in
Columbus, OH and with the Columbus Opera Project.
He has repeatedly been guest director for OMEA, and all county honor choirs
in Ohio and New York. This is his 12th season directing LFYC.