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Young Adelaide Voices tours within Australia as well as overseas, giving the choir an opportunity to share its high choral standard and love of singing with other choristers and a wider audience. At the same time, YAV is proud to represent their city, state and country. These tours, along with reciprocal hosting arrangements, provide enriching and rewarding musical and cultural exchanges.

International Tours


European Tour: 2016 Touring Blog


Young Adelaide Voices have represented Australia in many international festivals and in their international tour to the USA in 2012, YAV won First Prize in all the Youth Choir sections in the 9th International Golden Gate Youth Choir Festival in San Francisco and a Silver medal in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati.  YAV also represented Australia in the Serenade! Festival in Washington DC (including workshops on Australian music) and gave friendship concerts in Fairfield Connecticut and Hamilton, Ohio.


Aurora spent three weeks performing in British Columbia and Alberta.  As part of the International Choral Kathaumixw Festival in Powell River, BC.  They performed in Vancouver, Powell River, Calgary and regional BC - including Vernon, Gibsons, Penticton, Kelowna and Mission and sang with choirs from all over the world!  It was through this tour that YAV was invited to attend the 9th International Golden Gate Festival for Youth Choirs in San Francisco, 2012.


In April and May 2008, Young Adelaide Voices First Concert Choir toured Japan, England, Germany and Belgium. Their schedule included:

  • Hiroshima: Peace Concert with the Radio National Children's Choir of Hiroshima.
  • England: Staying with Farnham Youth Choir (British Choir of the Year).
  • Belgium: European Youth Choral Festival, involving approximately 96 youth choirs from around the world.
  • Germany: International Children's Choir Festival, hosted by the Dresden Philharmonic Children's Choir to celebrate Dresden's 800th Anniversary.

Past International Tours

2005: China - World Festival of Children's Choirs (Hong Kong) and International Children's Choir Festival (Guangzhou)
2001: England and Germany (International Youth Choral Festival, Germany)
1999: Canada and USA
1996: Germany Austria, Belgium and England (European Youth Choral Festival, Belgium)
1994: England, Wales and Germany (International Youth Choral Festival, England)

Recitals in Prestigious Venues

  • Westminster Abbey
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Australia House, London
  • Canterbury, Gloucester and Cologne Cathedrals
  • The Prince of Meiningen's Castle, Thuringen, Germany
  • Disneyland

Australian Tours

2014 Brisbane - Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival
2012 Country Arts, SA
2012 Hamilton, Vic - Promenade Festival of Sacred Music
2012 KMEIA, National Kodaly Festival - Guest Choir
2011 Brisbane - Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival
2006: Melbourne - Commonwealth Games Performing Arts Festival
2003: Newcastle & Sydney - Kodaly International Convention
1997: Canberra - Young Australian of the Year National Awards
1996: Major South Australian Country centres with S.A Police Band
1991: Brisbane - performances with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

YAV has been hosted by many renowned youth choirs overseas, and this hospitality is reciprocated when those choirs visit Adelaide. In this way, YAV continues to develop and maintain international links with choral music.

Top International Youth Choirs hosted by YAV in Adelaide

  • Sheffield Girls Choir
  • Meiningen Youth Choir
  • Solingen Youth Choir
  • St Olaf College Choir
  • Southend Girls Choir
  • The Clara Schumann Choir (Berlin)
  • Farnham Youth Choir (England)
  • Dresden Philharmonic Youth Choir
  • Forum21 Kinderchor (Japan)

Interstate Choirs hosted by YAV in Adelaide

  • Brisbane Birralee Voices
  • Young Voices of Melbourne
  • Australian Children's Choir
  • Queensland Children's Choir
  • Woden Valley Youth Choir, Canberra

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