Qatar Youth Choir

Founded 5 years ago by conductor Alena Pyne, Qatar Youth Choir is an audition choir for mixed voices aged 14+ that is always ready for a new challenge.  We perform music from all epochs and in many languages. Our favourite genre is folk songs and we are especially happy to sing Arabic repertoire.

We were awarded 1st prize in Qatar’s first National Music Competition. In 2018 we performed at the opening of one of Qatar’s many iconic buildings – the National Library – and performed for H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.  In recent years we have performed often with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

Qatar Youth Choir has toured to Germany, Latvia, Croatia and Austria and coming to Lisbon is a dream come true for us.  We are very grateful to Qatar Airways and the National Tourism Council for enabling our participation in the World Choral Expo 2019. “A sorte favorece os bravos.”


Conductor Bio

Alena Pyne
Founder and Conductor of Qatar Youth Choir
Deputy Conductor of Qatar Concert Choir and
Deputy Choir Master for Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Irish born, Alena has studied and been involved in music all her life and is passionate about music education especially for children.  Alena is Head of Music at Kings College Doha, a qualified piano teacher and also studied Irish harp.  Alena has completed many choral conducting courses, most recently with the Association of British Choral Directors.


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