Curator of World-Class Choral Festivals.
The World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association is a charitable organisation founded in Hong Kong by the renowned choral expert, Leon Tong. It builds upon the success, and serves as a structural continuation, of the Hong Kong Treble Choirs’ Association, which was founded in 1997.
Committed to bringing the world closer by high-quality choral music and events, WYCCAA has a track record of organising large-scale, summit-like, international choir festivals that encompass world-class choral performances, premieres, competitions, masterclasses, workshops, conventions and cultural exchanges. Past projects include World Choir Festival (2021); World Choral Conducting Competition (2019); World Youth & Children’s Choir Festival (2019, 2017, 2015); Belt & Road World Choir Festival (2018); Hong Kong International Youth & Children’s Choir Festival (2013, 2011, 2008 & 2006); The World Sings for Olympics & World Youth Choir Concerts (2008); World Children’s Choir Festival & Songbridge Programme (2005), as well as the China International Children’s Choir Festival & World Symposium on Children’s Choral Music (2001 and 1998).
Among the illustrious roaster of artists and choirs who have collaborated with WYCCAA are The King’s Singers, Club for Five, Jackie Chan, Harry Wong, Ivana Wong, Richard Filz, Stellenbosh University Chamber Choir (South Africa), Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir (Europe), Sofia Vokalensemble (Sweden), Vesna Children’s Choir (Russia), Hamilton Children’s Choir (Canada), Cantemus Choral Institute (Hungary), and many others.
To honour the outstanding achievements of distinguished choral experts, the Association has established a tradition of presenting “Lifetime Achievement Awards for Choral Music” at each festival since 2013. In addition, it regularly invites international maestros to present charity workshops in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The Association has received multiple grants from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and was presented the "HKADC Award for Arts Promotion" in 2008.