After performing at the church of Sant'Agostino, famous for its centuries-old frescos, the Alaska Youth Choir takes a rest outside of medieval San Gimignano, Italy. From left are Alex Calloway, Macey Fredenburg, Shelby Jeffries, Margaret Rehfeld, Molly Sanders, Mary Hale, Janessa Sanbei, Monica Yost, Jillian Piazza, Tinaya Harris, Emily Yost, Sam Kurland, Missouri Smyth, Sarah Johnson, Angela Fagerstrom and Hannah Cordle. The Alaska Youth Choir is a nonprofit youth chorus committed to excellence in choral music for youth ages 6 to 18 years. AYC recently returned from Italy after participating in the Tuscany International Children's Chorus Festival, where it performed solo concerts as well as sang with choirs from Los Angeles, Greece, Hong Kong, Canada, Connecticut, Dallas and Illinois. They performed in Montacatini, Florence, and Rome, and were accompanied by the West London Festival Orchestra. Highlights of the festival were singing in Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and being in Rome when Italy won the World Cup soccer championship.
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