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Meet the ensemble representing the World Youth Choir at the ACDA 2021

The selection of singers was made amongst the 92 singers who expressed interest and availability in joining this session, following a call sent to all singers who participated in a session between 2016 and 2019. The final selection features 48 singers coming from 34 countries who will represent the World Youth Choir at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference 2021, taking place in Dallas, Texas (USA).

The process was conducted based on each singer's audition material submitted for previous sessions, performance during the session they participated in (based on observations from the WYC manager, section leaders and conductor) and overall ability to be a representative of the programmeFurthermore, the jury also took into consideration the complementarity of the voices of the singers selected in order to create a cohesive group in each section and for the whole choir and, whenever possible, to amplify the diversity of countries represented in the World Youth Choir. 

A pre-selection was made by the session manager Inês Moreira and Vice-president Victoria Liedbergius, which was then reviewed and approved by the three artistic advisors of the World Youth Choir Foundation: Daniel Mestre on behalf of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat, Cristian Grases on behalf of the International Federation for Choral Music and Géraldine Toutain on behalf of Jeunesses Musicales International.


The choice was often hard for the selection committee and the singers selected have now a heavy responsibility in representing the World Youth Choir at the ACDA national conference 2021. Many others could be also part of the choir and not being selected does not diminish their skills. We deeply thank the continuous interest and involvement of all our former singers and invite those still eligible to apply for future projects.


Soprano section

Agnieszka Długołęcka, Poland

Anna Campmany Duch, Spain

Carly Wingfield, USA

Felicitas Ammer, Germany

Giulia Faria, Brazil

Giulia Montanari, Italy/Germany

Ingvill Espedal, Norway

Jovana Filipović, Serbia

María Fernanda Gonzalez, Peru

Mayuko Tsushida, Japan

Mechthild Rommelspacher, Germany

Miggi Angangco, Philippines

Tenor section

Alberto Araújo, Portugal

Aljaž Bastič, Slovenia

Arga Rakasiwi, Indonesia

Ciarán Fennelly, Ireland

Emanuele Petracco, Italy

Felipe da Paz Soares, Brazil

Gert Pottas, South Africa

Kevin Hernández Toledo, Mexico

Pathorn Swasdisuk, Thailand

Raimer Gil, Venezuela

Robert Pirk, Estonia

Shih-Hao Lai, Taiwan

Alto section

Ana Arán, Spain

Aniangi Vieira, Venezuela

Elyse Delaney, Canada

Greta Andersberg, Sweden

Lāsma Gorska, Latvia

Nele Erastus, Estonia

Nicole Franco, Guatemala

Pınar Çanakçı, Turkey

Shannon Romba, USA

Stephanie Piatek, Germany

Victoria Belova, Russia

Yumi Sasaki, Japan

Bass section

Ardak Bukharbekov, Kazakhstan

Bryan Chong, Malaysia

Yi-Hsiu Chung, Taiwan

Elias Aaron Johansson, Sweden

Eslon Hindundu, Namibia

Graeme Climie, Canada

Guilherme Roberto, Brazil

Hugo Gjelsvik Herrman, Norway

Kelvin Omulo, Kenya

Nathan Tax, the Netherlands

Seth Makafui Passah, Ghana

Timothy Ferguson, United Kingdom

All the singers have been contacted and the selected singers will take part in the session pending submission of their signed confirmation of attendance. The short-listed reserve singers will be contacted in case any of the selected singers is unable to take part in the World Youth Choir ACDA 2021 programme or fails to confirm their attendance.

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