New Zealand Youth Choir national auditions.

Music Director, David Squire has been searching the country for new NZYC members.

New Zealand Youth Choir Music Director, David Squire, has been travelling around the country auditioning young singers for vacancies in the choir. In recent years NZYC has had around a 50-voice membership but the choir’s new sponsorship from Infatil has enabled the Choirs Aotearoa NZ Trust to increase the nominal strength to 60 voices.

With a number of members leaving the choir over the last year for a variety of reasons – going overseas for further study being the main one – the recent auditions in Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington had 22 vacancies to fill. From the 67 auditions, David Squire has been able to recruit a talented batch of new singers.

“I was impressed with the quality of singers auditioning across the country, many of whom had rich tone and vocal colour beyond their years. I hope that those singers who didn’t make it this time continue to work on their technique and musicianship, and then re-audition 2014.”

The new member’s names will be added to the online list in 2013.