The National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) is a project of Choral Canada and is Canada’s finest youth choir. It is a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity for some of Canada’s best emerging choral singers aged 19-26. The 2022 NYCC will be conducted by Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée, assisted by Apprentice Conductor Thomas Burton.
2022 Auditions are Closed
Thank you to the many wonderful singers who submitted their audition videos over the past month for the 2022 National Youth Choir of Canada. Watch our social media and this website for an announcement of our full 2022 choir later this fall.
While auditions are closed for this edition of the choir, we encourage young singers to plan to audition in 2023 for NYCC 2024!
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When and where is the 2022 NYCC program?
At this time, the program will take place May 6-23, 2022, in both Québec and Ontario. Below is the schedule*:
May 6, 2022: Arrival in Montréal
May 7-14, 2022: Rehearsal week in Montréal, QC
May 14-May 19, 2022: Tour from Montréal to Toronto, comprised of performances and workshops in Ottawa-Gatineau, Niagara Region and the greater Toronto area.
May 19-May 23, 2022: Perform and participate at PODIUM Toronto, ON
May 24, 2022: Returning home
*Current plans are subject to change. Choral Canada and the NYCC organizing committee are closely monitoring the pandemic situation and will keep everyone informed about changes and updates. Our top priority is the health and safety of our singers and staff.
Is there a fee to participate in the 2022 NYCC program?
Yes, there is a program fee of $1575 + tax for each singer. Some provincial choral organizations provide financial support.
What is provided to each NYCC singer?
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Choral Canada and the NYCC Committee are grateful for the ongoing support of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation. In 2022, the Foundation added 4 bursaries of $500 each to their support of the NYCC, in addition to the Apprentice Conductor funding they provide.