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NZ Youth Choir selected for World Symposium on Choral Music

Picked from the best in the world.




The New Zealand Youth Choir (NZYC) has been selected to perform at the next World Symposium on Choral Music.

An international Artistic Committee picked NZYC from a record number of 179 choir entries from 44 countries vying for one of the 24 spots at the symposium.


The Artistic Committee was impressed with the high calibre of applying choirs and stated that NZYC’s selection was a notable achievement.

NZYC’s Music Director David Squire is thrilled: “The choir keeps performing at the highest level and to see this acknowledged in the invitation to the symposium in our own country is a huge honour. We will prepare a programme that celebrates the music of Aotearoa and the Pacific to tell our unique stories to the delegates from around the globe”.

The World Symposium on Choral Music is the world’s premier festival of choirs staged every three years in a major city around the world; in 2020 it will take place in Auckland, New Zealand from 11 to 18 July. The Symposium is the peak global event of the International Federation for Choral Music – its own “Olympics” and world congress rolled into one.