Altos: Part 1
Bella Cuminato - Québec
Zoë Gotziaman - Manitoba
Emilia Grindlay - Alberta
Nikan Ingabire Kanate - Ontario
Angela Myshkowsky - Manitoba
When did you first start singing/singing in choirs?
AM - I started singing in choir when I was around 6 years old at my local church in Kenora, Ontario. I quickly fell in love with singing and continued to participate in choir and other musical programs throughout high school and university.
EG - I've been singing for as long as I can remember - both my parents are classically trained professional singers, so you might say it runs in the family :) I joined my first choir at age 5, and have never not been in a choir since!
What are your other passions/hobbies/interests? What inspires you?
ZG - I went back to school to study American Sign Language and Deaf Studies due to my interest in ASL, and I’m so glad that I did! My hobbies include knitting, sculpting, and trying to solve Rubik's Cubes while blindfolded. I find nature particularly inspiring.
NK - Apart from singing of course, I love watching movies/tv shows, volleyball and dancing. The people I love are the ones that inspire me!
How did you learn about NYCC and/or what made you decide to audition?
BC - I learned about the NYCC through some friends at the Schulich School of Music who've sung with the choir in the past and from others who are in it now.
AM - I've had friends participate in previous years of NYCC, but it was my choral director at Brandon University, Dr. Andrée Dagenais who encouraged me to audition for National Youth Choir.
What are you most excited about for NYCC 2022?
BC - I'm super excited to have the opportunity to participate in workshops and to be able to meet and connect with singers from across Canada!
EG - I'm most excited to make new friends from all across the country, and also to make some amazing music with some incredibly talented and hardworking people!
Stay tuned for ALTOS: Part 2...
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