Doha Youth & Junior Choir audition on Sept 19

 17 Sep 2015 - 16:18

Doha Youth & Junior Choir audition on Sept 19
Auditions for both choirs will take place on September 19. 

DOHA: Following on the success of Doha Youth Choir (DYC), its organisers are creating a younger Doha Junior Choir, opening opportunities for any child aged 7-10 years in the broader community of Qatar who loves to sing.  These children can join with new friends who share the same interest in a very organized and professional manner. 

DYC is a voluntary audition choir for singers aged 11+ and was founded in June 2013. Singers who are accepted are expected to be both willing and able to dedicate themselves to the choir. The singers are carefully chosen for their voices and for their ability to work. A desire to sing is the most important attribute for our singers.

Broadening the pool

“A choir’s greatest asset is its membership and a good choir needs stable and long-term members” says founder Alena Pyne.  “In Doha families are always on the move and that is our greatest concern.    Our strategy of launching the Junior Choir has evolved because of a real need for experienced singers to be available. Doha Junior Choir is for singers aged 7-10 years and it is hoped that by broadening this singer pool the number of experienced singers available to Doha Youth Choir will increase over time”.

Who is involved this year?

In addition to Alena Pyne and professional cellist and teacher Katrin Meingast this year the team will have two new teachers. Scottish born, Gail Nicholson has been in Qatar since 2000 and she will lead the Junior Choir.  Currently Head of Music at Compass International School Gail has also been producing, performing and has worked as vocal coach for many amateur music productions in Doha. Also joining the team is American tenor Zack Singerman who has coached New York Metropolitan Opera chorus and is now teaching in Doha.

The new Doha Junior Choir will participate in concerts with Doha Youth Choir around town this year.

Auditions for both choirs will take place on September 19.  More information available from [email protected] or 5578 0355 (

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