Gøtu Church Youth Choirs mission is to perform choir music on a high and interesting level. The choir was founded in September 2011 and has been very active on the vocal scene in the Faroe Islands. The choir is a part of the local Lutheranian church in Gøta – Faroe Islands, but has an active performance program around the Faroe Islands.
The choir is a mixed youth choir with 36 members. Its members are in the age between 14 and 25 years, but following the international rules for youth choirs, 20% of the members may exceed the age limit with 5 years.
Since 2014 the choir has regularlys seeking new challenges outside the Faroe Islands, by participating in international choir events.
In 2014 the Choir took part in the Paolo Serrao choir festival in Filadelfia in Italy,
In 2015 the Choir participated in the Bad Ischl Choir Festival, arranged by Interkultur,
In 2017 the Choir participated at the European Choir Games in Riga, and was awarded 3 silver
In 2018 the Choir participated at the Helsingborg International Choir Festival in Sweden, and was awarded 3 silver
In 2019 the Choir participated at the Johannes Brahms International Choir Festival in Wernigerode, and was awarded 2 gold, winning the Spiritual category and was awarded one silver X in Sacred Accapella
The conductor, Simun Hammer, is organist & cantor at the church of Gøta in Faroe Islands. He also has conducted several Norwegian choirs, when working as Organist & Cantor in Tromsø – Norway.
Adult 160 DKK
Children under 16 years old 85 DKK