National Youth Choir of Australia

Community Arts & Cultural Development

National Youth Choir of Australia 2017

Let NYCA Be Heard! The aim is to tell the world who NYCA is and what amazing work our young adult singers achieve by creating video and audio recordings of the 2017 season.

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NYCA is a nationally-auditioned SATB chamber choir for singers aged 18-26 years. Australia’s only truly national youth choir, it draws its members from all States and Territories and brings together 28 of Australia’s best young choral singers.

This year the season is being held in Queensland with performances in Toowoomba, Ipswich and Brisbane on the 7th and 8th of July.

Following a very successful season in 2016 with UK Guest Conductor, David Hill, NYCA’s Board has engaged NYCA Artistic Director Carl Crossin OAM to conduct the 2017 season. This Australian appointment is in line with NYCA’s commitment to offer singers the opportunity over time to work with both Australian and international conductors and to ensure a strong ongoing focus on Australian repertoire, in particular.

NYCA works with very limited resources. In addition, our singers generally do not yet have the financial independence of someone established in the work sector and often have significant accommodation and education costs.

Each year we struggle to keep the costs we must pass on to the singers as low as possible. To overcome this problem and make NYCA participation open to as many excellent singers as possible means that we must work hard to provide as much financial assistance as is possible. But this usually only covers the ‘must haves’ such as accommodation, meals and transport. It does not cover additional items which will help us to market NYCA in the future. We believe it is vital that we record these amazing voices and works but to do so we need your help.

NYCA is one of Australia’s best kept choral secrets and we want to tell everyone!

We need at least $5000 to enable us to take video and audio recordings of the full repertoire of the 2017 season and to have photographs taken during the eight-day season of rehearsals and three concerts.

This season is very special as it will include works from our 2017 Composition Competition. The winner will receive the Ralph Morton Memorial Prize to acknowledge the late Ralph Morton who was a founder and previous director of NYCA.

Will you give our recording wings? We are seeking your support to give our singers the biggest wings possible – these are Australia’s professional singers of the future. Let’s hear them!

For more information, check out our website www.nyca.org.au or call us on 0421 473 661.

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NYCA is a nationally-auditioned SATB chamber choir for singers aged 18-26 years. Australia’s only truly national youth choir, it draws its membership from all States and Territories and brings together many of Australia’s best young choral singers.

It meets at least once annually in an Australian city for an intensive workshop culminating in a series of public concerts. NYCA performs a broad repertoire with a strong commitment to contemporary Australian choral music repertoire.

NYCA’s 2017 workshop will be held at Emmanuel College, Brisbane, from 2 – 9 July. The Season conductor Carl Crossin OAM will lead an intensive workshop and rehearsal program, culminating in a series of concerts in Toowoomba, Ipswich and Brisbane. The concert program will draw from works by Antognini, Stanhope, Miskinis, Gjeilo and many more including entries from NYCA’s inaugural Ralph Morton Composition Competition.

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Meredith Ure

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Clare Lo

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Stewart Webb

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Heather Foyel

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Caitlyn Bosch

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Monica Bosch

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Tom McCarthy

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Warwick Fyfe

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Adrian Holds

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Annie Kwok

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Malcolm Hansen

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Michael Cutter

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Margaret Knight

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Michael Edwards

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Helena Balazs

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Jonathan Bligh

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Naomi Heyden

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Anthony Stratford

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Kathy Chan

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Juliana Kay

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Andrea Katz

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Merlyn Quaife

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ANDREW W SHUGG

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Adrian Soares

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Rachel Bruerville

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Michael Bradshaw

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Noel Ancell

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Artists Website
http://www.nyca.org.au