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Asia Pacific Youth Choir 2020 is Postponed to 2021
Published: Jul 31,2020

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to spread all over the world and we are witness to this worldwide pandemic which has caused the cancellation or postponement of international choral events.

We checked the COVID-19 situation in the countries represented in the APYC, and several countries are beginning to see a second wave although the situation in Malaysia is improving.

The Working Committee of the Asia Pacific Choral Council decided yesterday to postpone the APYC2020 session in Kuala Lumpur to November 2021.

We are mainly concerned with travel restrictions and self-isolation policies: 

  1. Tracy Wong, one of the APYC2020 conductors, is unable to travel to Malaysia this year due to Canadian travel restrictions.
  2. Participants are likely to have to self-isolate for two weeks on their arrival to Malaysia, and possibly also for two weeks when they go home. This is in addition to the 10-day APYC session. As the situation is constantly changing, there is no guarantee that these restrictions will all be lifted before November 2020. We also cannot guarantee a risk-free stay in Kuala Lumpur.

The participants' safety and health are important to us.

At this time, we would like to announce that the all selected singers for APYC 2020 are invited to our next APYC session in 2021.

Press Release of IFCM Asia Pacific Choral Council Working Committee (Yoshihiro Egawa, Japan, Kathy Fok, Hong Kong – China, Johnny Ku, Taiwan, Susanna Saw, Malaysia, Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng, Philippines, Jennifer Tham, Singapore)

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