To celebrate its fifth birthday, Doha Youth & Junior choirs will be renamed Qatar Youth and Junior Choir. Choir Director Alena Pyne sees this change as a natural progression because of the choirs’ raised performance level and most importantly because these choirs travel abroad extensively and are great ambassadors for Qatar.
They have undertaken four international tours in their short existence to Germany, Latvia, Croatia and Poland. The Youth Choir frequently performs with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and also with the adult Qatar Concert Choir.
Pyne believes this change will raise the engagement level with other foreign high-performance choirs and will generate increased interest and involvement from the Qatar-based business community.
Pyne has brought many choirs to Qatar for concerts and outreach workshops in schools across Doha, with the aim of helping to raise the general standard of choral singing and generate more interest in the choral singing art form.
The Qatar Youth and Junior Choir have exciting plans for the coming season, and are on the lookout for singing talents. If you can sing in tune, love singing and can commit to the rehearsal schedule then register for auditions through their website, www.qyj-choir.com.