Brussels Young Adult Choir
The Brussels Young Adult Choir (BYAC) was founded in 2021. It is a high-level amateur choir of young adults from Brussels. The choir aims to make choral singing accessible to the general public without compromising the quality of interpretation. The bilingual choir has about 30 singers between the ages of 25 and 35 and is a reflection of its beautiful region: multilingual, multicultural, innovative and ambitious. The singers arrange everything themselves, from renting rehearsal space to choosing a conductor, selecting repertoire and organizing concerts. It explores a cappella choral music ranging from renaissance, romantic and contemporary repertoire to modern pop songs. Their only criterion is that they love the music they sing and are convinced that the audience will love it too!
Johannes Dewilde – conductor
Johannes Dewilde is a passionate choral conductor, musician, and teacher. Recentely he was invited to be jurymember at the European Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations (Interkultur). He is currently chief conductor of the youth choir Panta Rhei, the Brussels Young Adults Choir (BYAC) and the (inter)nationally awarded choirs Amaranthe and vocal ensemble SAEVUS. He is guest conductor of the professional ensemble ‘The Ghent Singers. In 2018 he won the prize for the best conductor at CantaRode International Choir festival.