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2020 World Youth Choir Auditions: Reminder
Published: Nov 29,2019

A reminder that there is still time for you or your choristers/students to audition for the 2020 World Youth Choir session to be held in Europe next summer. See World Youth Choir website for details about how to audition.

Deadline: December 15, 2019 is the deadline for submitting audition materials to the international jury. If you are auditioning by Direct Application, the first step is to request permission to submit a direct audition application. You will need to provide the name and contact information of someone who can organize a supervised recording of your audition. In the meantime, you can begin getting ready for your audition by preparing the required score and your aria of choice. NOTE: National recruiters may set an earlier deadline in order to be able to process and forward applications to the international jury by the December 15 deadline. Check the list of national recruiters and contact your national recruiter directly to confirm the deadline in your country.

Age requirement: 17-26 on July 1, 2020

Language requirement: English at an intermediate level

Repertoire: Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven) and Nine (Tan Dun)

Session dates: July 30, 2020 (day of arrival) to August 20, 2020 (day of departure).

Rehearsal session (July 31 to August 7, 2020): Bonn, Germany

Tour cities (August 8-19, 2020): Bonn (DE), Berlin (DE), Einbeck (DE), Lübeck (DE), Amsterdam (NL), Weikersheim (DE), Kassel (DE), Sterzing (IT), and Vienna (AT)

Conductors: Tan Dun (USA) and Jörn Hinnerk Andresen (Germany)

Soloists: WYC alumni

Financial responsibility for selected singers: Return airfare from home to Bonn, Germany plus 100 EUR participation fee. During the rehearsal session and tour, all accommodations, meals, and ground transportation will be provided by the session organizers.


In 2020, the world will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Join the 100-voice World Youth Choir and the 105-member National Youth Orchestra of Germany for the experience of a lifetime.


This is how the singers in the 2019 World Youth Choir described their experience:

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