The MacPhail Community Youth Choir (MCYC) brings together youth in grades 9-12 throughout the Twin Cities area for music and friendship. The choir is led by Twin Cities’ artist J.D. Steele, of the famous Steele Family, who brings his dynamic style and passion for music to the group, which is free and open to students of all skill levels and talents. This group of energetic young people performs many styles of music including jazz, gospel, pop and East African.

MCYC performs at exciting events and venues throughout the Twin Cities such as Diversity Days at Target Field, The Civil Society Superbowl Safety Party for Youth at the Cedar Cultural Center, Governor Dayton’s Inauguration, and as an opening act for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s lecture at Northrup Auditorium. A thrilling highlight for the choir in 2010 was the opportunity to perform at the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival with Shangilia, a youth performance group from Nairobi, Kenya also under the direction of Steele. This exciting international project provided the MCYC youth the opportunity to engage with the youth choir in Kenya on a cultural and artistic level.

Rehearsals typically take place at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. For the 2019-2020 season, MCYC will rehearse in the North Commons at the Plymouth Christian Youth Center, next door to the Capri Theater. Weekly rehearsals are on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00 beginning on September 14.

“Love as One” MCYC’s first CD

The MCYC recorded their first CD, “Love as One” which was released at their CD Release Party/Concert in December 2011.

Free download cards available by calling MacPhail Student Services at 612.321.0100

Check out the MacPhail Community Youth Choir in action!

Questions about Group Lessons or Ensembles at MacPhail?

Contact Melissa Falb at 612-767-5438 or via Email