AUCKLAND YOUTH CHOIR

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, Sid Chand’s Surrexit Dominus, James Whitbourn’s All Shall Be Amen and Alleluia and Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul. 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 where one of the performances was in the Sydney Opera House. In 2021 the choir will launch a Development and Mentoring Project for a Young Composer in Residence, an emerging conductor, an emerging accompanist, and young arts leaders

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