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Jun 29
World Youth choir 2019 Concert Tour and Repertoire
Published: Jun 29,2019



  • Cascais, Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    IFCM World Choral Expo
    More information will soon be released
  • Lisbon, Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    IFCM World Choral Expo
    Teatro Nacional São Carlos, 21:00
    World Youth Choir Gala Concert
  • Lisbon, Wednesday, July 31,2019
    Teatro Nacional São Carlos, 21:00
    Shared concert with children's choirs
    Closing ceremony


The core programme of the World Youth Choir for 2019 consists of some works representative of the top XX and XXI centuries classic literature, a commissioned piece, one of the conductor’s pieces (well-known composer and conductor Josep Vila i Casañas), some highlights of the history of the WYC (as we celebrate its 30th anniversary) and folk songs arrangements representative of the five continents. Each concert will have a slightly different selection of songs, chosen from the repertoire listed below.

  • Kyrie,from Mass in G Major (Francis Poulenc)
  • Gloria, from Missa Sanctus-Benedictus for two choirs (Josep Vila i Casañas)
  • I Am the World, commissioned piece (Seán Doherty)
  • Leonardo dreams of his flying machine (Eric Whitacre)
  • The succession of the four sweet monthsBallad of green broom, Flower songs N.2 & 5 (Benjamin Britten)
  • Cade la será,Tre composizzioni corali N.1(Ildebrando Pizzetti)
  • Ronde (Maurice Ravel)
  • Olas de la mar (arr. Juan Manuel Hernández-Morales)
  • Fiesta, Visiones del llano N.1 (Cristian Grases)
  • Elijah Rock (Moses Hogan)
  • Lammaa Badaa Yatathannaa (Shireen Abu-Khader)
  • Minoi Minoi, Samoan (folksong, arr. Christopher Marshall)
  • Margoton va t’a l’iau, Chansons françaises N.1 (Francis Poulenc)
  • La dama de Mallorca (Baltasar Bibiloni)
  • Rondo Laponico (Gunnar Hann)
  • Asadoya yuna (Ko Matsushita)
  • Dogalen (Nilo Alcalá)
  • Falling stars (Jakub Zafrański) [Awarded piece in the IFCM Composition Competition 2018 will be premiered in Lisbon, at the IFCM World Choral Expo]
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