“As soon as I arrived and realised how friendly everyone was, all of my nerves disappeared. If you enjoy choral singing then the National Youth Choir is like a dream come true because you get to do what you love whilst also learning new things, making friends for life, and having a really fun time.”
You can help make this dream come true for hundreds of young singers every year as a Friend of the National Youth Choir.
As a charity, the National Youth Choir relies on kind donations from parents, alumni and our audiences to fund all of our unique choral programmes, opportunities and performances for the best young singers in the UK.
Our wonderful Friends directly enable young singers to attend unique residential choral courses, to develop their singing at the highest level and meet hundreds of other singers just like them. Our Friends also support our wider work, including commissions, performances and recordings, engagement workshops with communities and schools and supporting young professional artists as they embark on amazing musical careers.
We are determined that no young person should miss out on the truly transformational benefits of singing due to their financial circumstances or background. Our National Youth Choirs: Sing! Programmes are providing a stepping stone for specific communities of young people who have fewer opportunities to sing, and the need for our crucial Financial Assistance programme increases each year. By 2025, we aim to support over 25% of our members with financial assistance to participate in and enjoy the social, wellbeing and musical benefits of singing in our immersive national choral programmes.
Become one of our most loyal regular supporters by choosing to donate at one of our three Friends giving levels.
Fortissimo FriendshipForte FriendshipMEzzo Forte Friendship
From £40 a month or £480 a year
From £20 a month or £240 a year
From £80 a month or £960 a year
Our Friends are at the heart of the National Youth Choir, donating what they can regularly to help us bring amazing choral music to thousands of young singers each year.
Get to know some of our Friends and why they choose to support the National Youth Choir.
Find out more about becoming a Friend of the National Youth Choir