AUCKLAND YOUTH CHOIR
Auckland Youth Choir is a mixed-voice choir which offers young singers a broad musical and choral experience. The choir was set up in 1984 to bridge the gap for school leavers between school choirs and adult choirs.
The choir has had significant success with sell out innovative performances and large membership growth. Projects have included Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Faure’s Requiem, Durufle’s Requiem, Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, Britten’s Saint Nicolas, Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass as well as the NZ Premieres of Paul Mealor’s Stabat Mater, Thomas LaVoy’s Lux Aeterna, Christopher Marshall’s Birds of a Feather, Cortlandt Matthews’ Sine Paenitentia, James Whitbourn’s All Shall Be Amen and Alleluia, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb and Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul and Sunrise Mass. In 2016 the choir was part of a World Premiere of Paul Mealor’s music under the baton of Dr. James Jordan in Carnegie Hall, New York City. In 2019 the choir won the choral section at the Australian International Music Festival and performed in the Sydney Opera House.
In 2021 the choir launches an innovative Development and Mentoring Project with the support of Creative NZ.