Meet the World Youth Choir 2016

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The World Youth Choir (WYC) is made by a group of 40 young choral singers coming from 29 different countries who enjoy a genuine educational and social experience drawing from diverse vocal traditions, aiming at the highest artistic level. 

Since its creation in 1989, the World Youth Choir has established itself as one of the most interesting musical and intercultural experiences offered to young musicians. Each summer, the World Youth Choir comes together in a different country of the world for a week or two of rehearsals. Following these rehearsals, the choir tours within the host country and neighbour countries, presenting concerts in major cultural centres and prestigious concert halls. 

In 2016, hundreds of people from all over the world sent their application, wishing to be part of this experience. Finally, 40 young singers were selected and all of them have been rehearsing since 13th July for kicking off their tour around Germany and Belgium. We want to present you the choral singers who are part of the WYC this year!


Cynthia Hagelstein / Belgium
Raoul Carlo Angangco / Philippines
Giulia Montanari / Italy
Cheuk Yan Ng / Hong Kong
Eva Vačovnik / Slovenia
Jia Jin Ling / Malaysia
Kathrin Lorenzen / Germany
Marielly Minaya Cardenas / Peru
Cornelia Elmelid / Sweden
Seung Min Han / Korea
Rosiane Queiroz / Brazil


Anna Szabo / Australia
Shannon Romba / USA
Ana Arán Parra / Spain
Laura Chareun / Switzerland
Pınar Çanakçı / Turkey
Marilyn Viloria / Venezuela
Julia Blank / Germany
Deena El-Ziftawi / Egypt - Canada
Karl Amando San Jose / Philippines


Rami Aidamouni /  Lebanon
Nathaniel Adams / USA
Franco Ezequiel Páez / Argentina
Yi-Chiang Chiu / Taiwan R.O.C.
Gabriel Sánchez / Argentina
Shih-Hao Lai / Taiwan R.O.C.
Yulbin Kim / South Korea
Niall Stafford / Ireland
Gert Pottas / South Africa


Franco Basili / Argentina
Bryan Pei En Chong / Malaysian
Víctor de Jesús González García / Mexico
Guilherme Roberto / Brazil
Yonathan Villarreal / Venezuela
Jarod Spence / South Africa
David McCune / Canada
Timothy Ferguson / UK
Nathan Tax / the Netherlands
Faris Abbasi / Jordan

World Youth Choir is a project of the Foundation World Youth Choir, patronized by International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) and European Choral Association - Europa Cantat (ECA-EC).