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Live webcast: The National Youth Orchestra and Choir play Montreal

Robert Rowat

Every summer, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada admits approximately 100 musicians to its training institute that culminates in a cross-Canada concert tour. It's a tuition-free program — each musician, selected from auditions, is supported by the NYOC's donors.

The NYOC's 2017 Edges of Canada tour runs from July 22 to Aug. 15 and includes 11 concerts under the direction of Jonathan Darlington. This year, the National Youth Choir of Canada gets in on the act, too, under the direction of Timothy Shantz. The tour's July 23 stop at Montreal's Maison symphonique is sold out, but it will be webcast live and you can watch below. Scroll down for complete information on repertoire and performers.



Stephen Chapman, arr.: "O Canada"*
Johannes Brahms: Nänie, Op. 83*
John Burge: Four Seasons of The Canadian Flag
Maurice Ravel: La Valse


James MacMillan: "Data est mihi omnis potestas"*
Camille Saint-Saëns: "Calme des nuits," Op. 68, No. 1*
Gustav Mahler, arr. Clytus Gottwald: “Ich bin der Welt abhanden”*
C.V. Stanford: "Quick, we have but a second"*
Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24


National Youth Orchestra of Canada
Jonathan Darlington, conductor

*National Youth Choir of Canada directed by Timothy Shantz

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