Celebrating music and musicians from Imogen Holst to Imogen Heap, and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

"...a young choir on blazing form" - theartsdesk.com, August 2017


  • Aaron Copland - In The Beginning
  • Imogen Holst - A Hymne to Christ
  • Thea Musgrave - To Sleep
  • Roxanna Panufnik - Two Poems by Wendy
  • Libby Larsen - Jack’s Valentine
  • Astor Piazzolla arr. Kineret Maor - Libertango
  • Imogen Heap arr. Christopher Gabbitas - Hide and Seek
  • Sheena Phillips - Windsong
  • Normal Gimbel & Charles Fox arr. Joanna L'Estrange - Wonder Woman
  • Eleanor Alberga - My heart danceth
  • Ethel Smyth - The March of the Women
  • Hubert Parry - Songs of Farewell


Inspired by NYCGB's 2018 artistic theme of ‘Women in Song’, the National Youth Choir's first concert of the season introduces a remarkable range of musicians, from the 20th century's real-life wonder woman Imogen Holst to pre-eminent composers of the present from the UK (Sheena Phillips, Roxanna Panufnik, Thea Musgrave, Imogen Heap), the USA (Libby Larsen) and Jamaica (Eleanor Alberga).

Also featured are the ‘Songs of Farewell’ by Hubert Parry. At once profusely emotional and tightly controlled, these six masterpieces were written a century ago at the close of the composer’s life, and at the conclusion of the Great War. 


  • National Youth Choir of Great Britain
  • Ben Parry (Conductor)

This concert is part of the official cultural programme for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting London 2018.

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