The Alberta Youth Choir is the province's honour choir for singers ages 16-22. AYC provides a unique opportunity for outstanding young singers from across the province to join forces in the pursuit of excellence in choral music under the direction of a renowned conductor.
The 2017 Alberta Youth Choir is composed of 63 outstanding choristers from 27 different choirs and 17 towns and cities, including Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Cardston, Red Deer, and Camrose. The choir will be conducted by Dr. Elroy Friesen, Director of Choral Studies at the University of Manitoba.
Choristers participate in a 2-day rehearsal weekend, followed by a 3-day residency in Red Deer. AYC will perform in a Gala Concert at the Red Deer College Main Stage on October 27, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
In an effort to prevent an increase in AYC registration fees in spite of steadily rising program costs, we are launching the Adopt-a-Chorister Campaign. Every adoption makes it possible for a talented young chorister from across the province to take part in this unique and valuable musical experience.
The cost to adopt an AYC Chorister is $95.00.
As a thank you for your support, contributors to the campaign will receive two complimentary tickets to AYC 's performance at the Music Conference Alberta Gala Concert (October 27, 2017 at the Red Deer College Main Stage). You will also receive recognition in all AYC concert programs and social media! Tax receipts for your donation are available upon request.