EYC is the oldest choir in the EDMONTON Youth & Children's Choir family and focuses on advanced, a cappella repertoire. The choir has competed successfully in festivals and competitions across Canada and Europe, has been heard nationally on CBC Radio, has recorded six CDs, and tours have taken the group to locales across Canada and around the world. In July 2014, the choir received two Gold Medals for their performances at the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia and in 2016 they toured South Africa. When not touring the choir has presented full-scale choral-orchestral works with members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Edmonton Youth Orchestra.
Dr. JOHN WIEBE is an award-winning conductor and pianist based in Edmonton, Alberta, where he is the Director of Choral Activities University of Alberta-Augustana campus, and the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Edmonton Youth & Children’s Choirs. Known for his energy, craftsmanship and passion, choirs under his leadership have recorded six CD’s, performed across Canada and around the world, and received numerous awards. John has studied at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Alberta, with Frieder Bernius from Stuttgart, Germany, and in Vienna, Austria. John is active in the choral community as a clinician and adjudicator and is currently the President of Choral Canada.