The National Youth Choir of Canada (NYC) is a biennial project of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC). Singers between the ages of 18 and 25 are auditioned across the country to form the National Youth Choir. Its mandate is to provide a professional training opportunity for Canada's young choral community by:
- bringing together a quartet of singers between the ages of 18 and 25 years from each province;
- inviting renowned Canadian choral conductors to lead each session; and
- providing training and rehearsals which culminate in performance opportunities and a tour in the host province.
The Manitoba Choral Association provides full scholarships for up to 4 singers. The 2018 scholarship recipients are:
- Katharina Unruh, soprano
- Erika Rasmussen, alto
- Charlie Carrier, bass
Rehearsals for NYC 2018 will take place in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland and Labrador starting June 16, 2018. The choir will rehearse for one week after which they will commence a week-long tour through Newfoundland to St. John’s, arriving in time to be part of Podium on the Edge: Singing From Sea to Sea to Sea.
This year’s conductor is Jeff Joudrey, Director of Music at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church in Amherst, Chorus Master of the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus, and director of The Halifax Camerata Singers.