Songs about discoveries from new music to the New World, performed by two NYCGB choirs with special guests Inspired Voices.


  • Jessica Curry - She who Advance Premiere*
  • Anna Meredith - Nothing to be written
  • Jaakko Mäntyjärvi - Announcements
  • Guillaume de Machaut - Kyrie and Sanctus from Messe de Notre Dame
  • R. Murray Shafer - Sun
  • Hidalgo / Marquez arr. Guthrie - Sal:VEH
  • Elgar - 5 Part songs from Greek Anthology
  • Tormis - Tantsulaul Dancing Song from Men's Songs
  • Papoulis - Libertatum
  • Poulenc - Seigneur
  • Tom Springfield & Diane Lampert arr. Gwyn Arch - The Olive Tree
  • Sarah Quartel - Voice on the wind
  • Chilcott - The Sun and Stars are mine
  • Tom Cunningham - Seven Planets and a Cosmic Rock
  • John Ireland - See how the morning smiles
  • Ben Parry - Science Song
  • Nigel Hess - The microbe
  • Elspeth Brooke - Cavendish's atomes
  • Christopher Fox - A great tree
  • Plus performances by Inspired Voices

The concert will include an interval of approximately 20 minutes.

*Jessica Curry's 'She who' is commissioned by the NYCGB New Music Programme, generously funded by PRS for Music Foundation. The work's world premiere will take place in July as part of the PRS New Music Biennial 2019.


"[The National Youth Choir is]...a young choir on blazing form." - The Arts Desk, July 2018

"How thrilling to see a choir of around 80 boys on stage...Even more thrilling to hear the full-bodied sound they produced." - Wales Arts Review, April 2017

NYCGB's flagship National Youth Choir and National Youth Boys' Choir join forces for the first time for a concert that's all about discoveries, from the dawn of musical notation in the Middle Ages to the triumphs of modern science. There's also a chance to discover brand new music by Jessica Curry, known to millions worldwide for her award-winning music for video games. 

For this concert, we are delighted to share the stage with Inspired Voices, the newly-formed Nottinghamshire Music Hub chamber choir. This collaboration is part of NYCGB, Inspire CLP, Nottinghamshire Music Hub and Nottingham Royal Concert Hall's three-year partnership to develop choral singing in Nottinghamshire secondary schools. 

Part of NYCGB's 2019 'Discovery' Season


  • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
  • National Youth Boys' Choir of Great Britain
  • Inspired Voices
  • Ben Parry, Lucy Joy Morris, James Slimings (Conductors)


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