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NYCGB is seeking a new Chair of Trustees to succeed Professor Chris Higgins when his term expires in 2021.

We wish to appoint a new Chair to work alongside our Chief Executive and Artistic Director to provide strategic leadership and ensure that we achieve our aims.

NYCGB’s mission is to inspire and empower young people throughout the UK through the life changing experience of singing together. We are a national champion for youth choral music, standing for artistic excellence, creative diversity and openness and relevance to all. NYCGB is supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.

We aim to provide unparalleled opportunities for young people from the widest diversity of backgrounds through performance, education and regional, national and international engagement. The new Chair should have a commitment to, and passion for, excellence in music and for music’s contribution to the education and well-being of all young people regardless of background and circumstance. 

Having grown significantly and expanded our reach and impact over the last decade, NYCGB is now moving into the next phase of development. While NYCGB is already a national leader, engaging many talented young singers in the UK, by 2030 we want it to be the go-to organisation for any talented young singer in the country who wants to be inspired, challenged and nurtured.

For more information about NYCGB, the role of Chair and the qualities which we are looking for


Deadline for expressions of interest:  Friday 24th July 2020.

To express your interest, or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Garth Pollard (NYCGB Vice-chair of Trustees) at [email protected]

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from across the UK.