WAM April 21-22 National Youth Choir
Every two years, four choral singers - a soprano, alto, tenor and bass - representing each of the Canadian provinces, meet at a national convention to be a part of a National Youth Choir. The singers are chosen through a rigorous audition process.
This year, all forty or so singers meet in Ottawa where they will receive workshops and take part in rehearsals with the internationally renowned conductor of Tafelmusik, Ivars Taurins, before they go on a short tour as the National Youth Choir.
Two of the successful local singers joined me in the studio this week - bass Anthony Payne and alto Teri Slade - to talk about the upcoming experience. Douglas Dunsmore, the chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador auditions committee also sat in.