Ben Parry to step down as Artistic Director of National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain today announces that, after a transformative decade, Ben Parry will be stepping down as Artistic Director at the end of this year. He will continue as Principal Conductor during 2023, the organisation’s 40th anniversary year. Read more

Spring Residential Courses are back!

An egg-citing Easter for National Youth Choirs of Great Britain members as they return to Spring Residential Courses after 3 years! Hundreds of members of National Youth Boys', Girls' and Training Choirs came together for a week of singing, learning, recording, creating and much more. Read more

Young Singers from across the North East enjoy free singing weekend at Sunderland City Hall with NYCGB

More than 40 young people aged 10 to 14 came together recently at Sunderland City Hall for a free weekend of singing, led by Durham-based National Youth Choirs of Great Britain as part of the Gillian Dickinson Young Singers Programme. Read more

National Youth Choir and The Swingles in concert

On Thursday 7th April, The National Youth Choir and award-winning vocal group The Swingles came together for the premiere of a two-year collaborative co-creation reflecting NYCGB's artistic theme for 2022, Environment. We're so proud to share pictures of the incredible day at Woolwich Works performing Until It's Gone - music for out planet. Read more

Supporting Sunderland, The City that Sings

NYCGB's Learning & Engagement programme has been working with Sunderland Music Hub to establish a young vocal leadership programme for 16-20 year olds in the city. Read more

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain 2022 Programme

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) announces 2022 Programme Read more

Morten Lauridsen in conversation with Ben Parry

Our December recording release is the beautiful Christmas motet, O magnum mysterium by celebrated American composer, Morten Lauridsen. NYCGB Artistic Director, Ben Parry, who conducted the recording of the piece with National Youth Choir in the summer of 2021, was lucky enough to catch up with Morten by phone from his island home in Washington State. Read more

Take part in our survey, help shape our future!

We need your help to strengthen how we talk about what National Youth Choirs of Great Britain does. We have developed some messaging through conversations with a range of audiences which we'd like to shape further with you. Read more

Conducting Taster For Young Ethnically Diverse Musicians: Sing for Pleasure Partnership

We were thrilled to be invited to partner with Sing for Pleasure (SfP) to provide a free Conducting and Vocal Leadership course for young Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse musicians in July 2021 as part of an ongoing collaborative partnership. Read more

A Huge Thank You to All of Our Supporters

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has donated to NYCGB over the past year, with much of your kind support going towards funding our Financial Assistance Scheme in 2020/21, which enabled us to offer financial assistance to 169 talented young singers. Read more