Germany creates a National Youth Choir

The German Music Council is forming a national youth choir for singers aged 16 to 26 who live in Germany. Based in Bonn, it will have around 50 members and be affiliated to the BJO, the Federal Youth Orchestra, with full-scale government support.

‘This will create a choir that nurtures and promotes the German choral tradition, a choir that represents choral singing in Germany and is a figurehead for the German choral landscape, a choir that is an excellence ensemble and sets the highest quality standards. which promotes highly gifted young voices and is open to all with outstanding vocal achievements,’ said Franziska Giffey, Federal Minister for Family Affairs.

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