SUMMER SESSION 2018
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Be a part of the World Youth Choir!
Auditions are open until February 15, 2018.
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The World Youth Choir is looking for young, talented, experienced singers from all over the world, interested in improving their skills of choral singing while touring China in the second half of July 2018!
We are looking for singers who:
are passionate and experienced high-level choral singers or soloists;
are between 17 and 26 years old on July 1, 2018 (obligatory);
have basic or professional music education;
are ready to improve their singing and social skills;
are ready to meet new friends all over the world;
are ready to accept the diversity of world cultures;
are eager to learn in a multicultural environment;
are ready to spend one month with great people.
Does it fit you? In that case, the World Youth Choir is the place to be and sing!
Why should you join?
Beyond the project itself, the World Youth Choir is a way to network with choral youth in the world. Selected singers/session participants are considered cultural “ambassadors” of their country. In return they make friends with young people from all over the world, learn of new/different singing techniques, improve interpretation as well as stage performance capacities while singing choral music of various styles, time periods and the many genres of each continent, learn about other cultures and bring back home choral music from different world countries.
The World Youth Choir by its music, performances and presence (sessions) in different regions of the world, each or every other year, sends a message of peace, brotherhood, and the vitality of life itself. UNESCO named the World Youth Choir “Artist for Peace” in 1996, recognizing its success as a platform for intercultural dialogue through music.
Location: The 2018 session will take place in Inner Mongolia, China, supported by the Inner Mongolia Bureau of National Art Troupes. The rehearsal session will be in Hohhot, and the concert tour will follow through Inner Mongolia, Beijing, and Guizhou province (details will be confirmed in April 2018). The tour will end with the choir singing at the opening ceremony of China’s 14th International Chorus Festival in Beijing.
Language: Events will be conducted in English. Intermediate level of English is required.
Dates: 04 July 2018 (arrivals) to 25 July 2018 (departures, to be confirmed).
Repertoire: The core programme of the World Youth Choir for 2018 will consist of Nordic and European choir music from the 20th century and Asian folk and popular music.
Conductors: Helene Stureborg (Sweden) and Jonathan Velasco (Phillipines). Read more about them here .
Costs: The participation fee for singers is 100€, to be paid to the World Youth Choir Foundation after the results of the international jury by the selected singers. There will also be a possibility to apply for a scholarship (in the form of exemption of the participation fee) to be able to join the project. From arrival to the rehearsal venue until departure from the last concert location all accommodation, transportation and the material are provided by the organization. Selected participants are however responsible for travel to and from the host country / final concert tour destination (all travel details will be communicated with chosen singers directly after the final international selection), visa expenses and pocket money for their own private expenses.
Other important information: Selected participants are responsible for full preparation of the chosen repertoire before coming to the session (music material will be sent to all selected singers by mail after their selection) and visas and all official documents (health and travel insurance, etc.).
Deadline to apply: 15/02/2018