The International Youth Choir Festival 2017 is a vibrant celebration of singing and choral music featuring eight outstanding youth choirs from four continents. This major new cultural event has been jointly created by co-promoters the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Royal Albert Hall.
TWO INSPIRATIONAL CONCERTS
The eight IYCF choirs will present two inspirational concerts over the course of the festival. The first, A Celebration of World Voices, will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 15 April 2017. Each choir will present its unique national sound and music in turn, before all come together for an improvised ‘mash-up’ on the Hall’s legendary main stage.
On Monday 17 April, the IYCF choirs will unite as one super-choir at London’s Southbank Centre for Global Voices, including a combined performance of Jonathan Dove’s ‘There Was a Child’ with top soloists Louise Alder and Robert Murray and Southbank Sinfonia, conducted by Ben Gernon.
LEARN, SHARE, CREATE: THE IYCF CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
On Saturday 15 April, the IYCF Conference at the Royal Albert Hall will offer a unique series of workshops and sessions for choir leaders and music teachers attending as IYCF Delegates. There’s a huge range of sessions on offer from the IYCF choirs and their directors, leading publishers and education programmes, and a range of other choral experts and wizards!
There are great early-bird discounts if you book a delegate ticket before 18 November 2016, and delegate tickets include admission to ‘A Celebration of World Voices’ at the Royal Albert Hall on the same day.
Watch South Africa’s Mzansi Youth Choir, one of the eight choirs participating in the IYCF 2017 next year!