Qatar Youth Choir & Qatar Junior Choir's first concert since 2019. Join us by the 'campfire' just after sunset, where many stories of old will be recounted, stories about life, love, pirates and community. Qatar Youth Choir will also present their competition set before travelling to the 26th International Choir Competition in Preveza, Greece in July. This will be Alena Pyne's final concert with the choirs before she and her family leave Qatar.
The choir won Best Video in the prestigious Michelangelo International Music Festival online edition Winter 2021. The Qatar Youth Choir recorded To Sit and Dream, by Rosephanye Powell, for its “Walk with Me” fundraising program, which highlights the plight of child refugees and aims to support their education. Every element of the video was created by the choir, with singers Rehan Valsan Pillay and Ghita El Mernissi devising, directing, filming and editing the final product. Soprano leader Nayna Nair takes the starring role, and all the actors are choristers.
In December 2021 Qatar Junior Choir released its own world premiere, of Bela Bartok’s poignant Don’t Leave Me, set to animation, for their Walk with Me fundraising project for refugee children.
Qatar Junior Choir performing with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and Fahad Al Kubaisi, December 2021
Setting up and doing recordings in a formal type set up is a great way to re-produce the tension and performance mindset requirements in advance of future performances. Many singers are new to choir and these sessions offered great learning opportunities and the singers had huge fun together. November 2021
This first series of online lectures, workshops and masterclasses was so inspiring, despite a most difficult pandemic year for our choirs. For 2021-22 the Series will continue:
Date to be announced