Young Adelaide Voices is a significant South Australian cultural ambassador representing Australia and South Australia in international festivals and competitions. We have been hosted overseas by renowned youth choirs and reciprocated the hospitality here at home, providing enriching and rewarding musical and cultural experiences and maintaining our international choral connections. Our choristers have proudly represented their country and shared their love of singing, in particular contemporary Australian music, at the highest possible standard in prestigious venues from Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Cathedral to Disneyland!
In 2016 Young Adelaide Voices travelled to Europe, representing Australia in three youth music festivals – Salzburg Cantus Youth Choir Festival, The Bratislava Youth Music Festival and Competition and the La Garda-Verona Estate Choral Festival, plus performances in Munich, Vienna and in the famed St Mark’s Basilica in Venice. They returned to Australia with 3 Gold Medals and one Silver at the International Youth Music Festival in Bratislava where Artistic Director Christie Anderson was named Best Conductor. 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:
|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)|
|2017||Hobart – Festival of Voices|
|2017||Brisbane – Choralfest|
|2017||Brisbane – Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival|
|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|