World Youth Choir Summer session 2017

The 2017 World Youth Choir summer session is starting now in Pécs, Hungary.

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With this year’s choir comprising of 58 singers from 33 different countries, there shall be a strong emphasis on reconciliation among different ethnic groups and religions in the framework of the “Artist for Peace” theme.

Following the 10 days intensive rehearsal session with two internationally renowned conductors, the WYC will start its 12-concert tour at the Kodály Centre of Pécs, Hungary. This will be followed by concerts in Hungary (Budapest), Serbia (Sombor, Novi Sad, Belgrade), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Prijedor), Croatia (Osijek, a Dalmatian city, Opatija) and in Slovenia (Koper, Ljubljana).

Zoltán Pad from Hungary will conduct classical and contemporary pieces, folk arrangements and church music (Mendelssohn, Forte, Orbán, Kodály, Tajcevic), with a number of songs selected from the tour countries.

Ken Wakia from Kenya will conduct African folk tunes, African-American spirituals, and contemporary world music (music by Shawn Kirchner, Jake Runestad, Michael Barrett and Ralf Schmitt, Allen Koepke, Stacey V. Gibbs, Leonard Cohen and Evan Powers).

For more information follow the World Youth Choir Facebook page or visit worldyouthchoir.org.