National Youth Choir of Canada

The National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) is a project of Choral Canada and is one of Canada’s finest youth choirs. It is a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity for some of Canada’s best emerging choral singers. Truly national in scope, the prestigious choir is made up of singers between the ages of 19 and 26 who are auditioned from across the country every two years. 

Initiated in 1984, the National Youth Choir of Canada has won critical acclaim across Canada since its inception. Conductors for the National Youth Choir of Canada have included many of Canada’s preeminent choral conductors. The National Youth Choir of Canada has performed at every PODIUM – our biennial national conference and festival – since 1984, and was also featured at the World Symposium on Choral Music in Vancouver in 1993 and Festival 500 in 1999.


2022 National Youth Choir of Canada under the direction of Jean-Sébastien Vallée.
Photo: Sam Moffatt Photography

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Banner photos: Sam Moffatt Photography