The Zurich Youth Choir was founded in August 2005. It offers female singers between the ages of 15 and 25 the opportunity to sing in a high-level choir. The repertoire is deliberately composed of various styles and periods, including classical vocal music ranging from the early Renaissance to the present. Additionally, the repertoire of the Zurich Youth Choir includes works by contemporary Swiss composers and folk songs from all cultures in all languages, as well as arrangements from jazz, pop and theatrical genres. Choreographic elements are an integral part of the concert repertoire. The choir has participated in numerous concerts in Switzerland and abroad, as well as international competitions and various festivals. The choir was awarded 3rd place in 2005 and 2007 by the Swiss Choir Competition in Glarus and Solothurn. In 2018, the choir won the 2nd place at the Choral Competition in Busan (South Korea) and the 3rd place at the Choral Competition in Montreux (Switzerland). In October 2008, they delighted several South Korean audiences on a two-week tour with eight concerts. Since summer 2017, the choir has been directed by Marco Amherd.
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