SUMMER SESSION 2017
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Be a part of the World Youth Choir!
Auditions are opened until the 17th of February.
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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 Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia in the second half of July 2017!
We are looking for singers who are:
Between 17 and 26 years old (on July 1st, 2017).
A passionate choral singer.
From a background of basic or semi professional music education.
Ready to meet new friends all over the world.
Able to speak English at an intermetiate level.
Seeking a different professional challenge.
Eager to learn in a multicultural environment.
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 a different regions of the world, each or every other year, sends a message of peace, brotherhood, and the vitality of life itself, for which the UNESCO has named the World Youth Choir “Artist for peace” in 1996, recognizing its success as a platform for intercultural dialogue through music.
Location (rehearsal & tour): Summer session 2017 in Hungary is organized by the Zsolnay Heritage Management Ltd. and the World Youth Choir Foundation. The rehearsal session is hosted by the Zsolnay Heritage Management in Hungary in the famous Kodály Centre, Pécs. The rehearsal session will be followed by a tour with concerts in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary (details will be confirmed by April 2017).
Language: Events will be conducted in English. Intermediate level of English is required.
Dates: 04/07/2017 (arrivals) to 24/07/2017 (departures tbc).
Repertoire: The core programme of the World Youth Choir for 2017 will consist of classical and contemporary pieces (e.g. Mendelssohn, Tajcevic, Kodály, Forte, Orbán), and of folk arrangements form the countries where the tour takes place. Thanks to the rich diversity of the conductors it will also include African folk tunes, African-American spirituals, and contemporary compositions from all around the world.
Conductor: Zoltán Pad - Hungary and Ken Wakia - Kenya
Costs: The participation fee for singers is 100€, to be paid after the results of the international jury. There will also be a possibility to apply for a scholarship in order to be able to join the project. The scholarships is only related to the participation fee it doesn't include any travel grant. From arrival to Pécs until departure 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) 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 before the end of May 2017) and visas and all official documents (health and travel insurance, etc.)
Deadline to apply: 17/02/2017
So... What are you waiting for? Take this opportunity of a lifetime!