WORLD YOUTH CHOIR
at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference 2021
We are thrilled to announce that the World Youth Choir will be one of the performing choirs of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference, which will take place in Dallas, Texas (USA). The conference will happen on March 17-20, 2021, and a WYC session will be held on the days surrounding the conference dates, to include a short rehearsal period and some additional performances.
Within the framework of the conference, the World Youth Choir will perform two concerts on March 17 at the Winspear Opera House and have two informal performances for the ACDA Honor Choirs on March 18. For the duration of the conference (17-20 March 2021), singers will also be able to attend conference activities not conflicting with the choir’s pre-arranged performances, which will be an extraordinary opportunity for their development and an excellent opportunity to promote our programme amongst the conference delegates. Outside of the conference framework, the choir will additionally have 1-2 concerts open to the general public in Dallas, with dates and location to be announced at a later stage.
The choir will be composed of 48 singers who have taken part in a WYC session from 2016 to 2019. As this is a very short session with only 3 days of rehearsal, we have recruited among singers who recently participated in the project and therefore already have a connection with the choir and a strong knowledge of the programme’s mission, vision and values. The selection process aimed at creating a high-quality young ensemble with a balanced blend of voices and a wide geographic representation. The list of selected singers can be found here.
The ensemble will be under the artistic direction of Martina Batič (Slovenia), an internationally renowned conductor and current Musical Director of the Choeur de Radio France in Paris. You can read more about her impressive career through this link. The repertoire will consist of up to 40 minutes of music representative of different continents and include both classic and contemporary pieces. With it, we aim at showcasing the excellence and diversity of choral music across the world to the ACDA audience of 4,000-5,000 choral directors, alongside 5,000 choral singers.
Make sure to follow our channels for more information about this session which will be released throughout the next months and we hope to meet you there!