The National Youth Chamber Choir at Amiens Cathedral, August 2018. Image: NYCGB


The National Youth Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble, made up of outstanding senior singers from the National Youth Choir and the current NYCGB Fellowship holders.


The National Youth Chamber Choir is made up of outstanding young singers from the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the current NYCGB Fellowship. The members, aged 18-25, are typically enrolled in music further education or at the outset of their singing careers. They meet throughout the year for performances, broadcasts, recording sessions and education events, both across the UK and abroad.

Recent performance highlights include a televised appearance from Amiens Cathedral in the presence of HRH Prince William and other dignitaries to mark the end of World War 1, a national touring collaboration with National Youth Jazz Orchestra and appearances at the American Choral Directors' Association Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Malta International Choral Festival. From 2019, the National Youth Chamber Choir will commence an innovative new performance partnership with The Tallis Scholars, sharing a concert platform at selected events, observing professional rehearsals, and receiving masterclasses from Peter Phillips, as well as performances at prestigious music festivals across the UK. 

Who is it for?

The Chamber Choir is made up of outstanding senior singers from the National Youth Choir, the current NYCGB Fellowship, and recent alumni of the National Youth Choir.

How do you audition?

During our annual auditions for the National Youth Choir, we also consider every applicant's suitability for NYCC. Outstanding candidates receive an invitation to join NYCC together with their National Youth Choir place offer. 

Young professionals, young role models

As our elite ensemble, the National Youth Chamber Choir represents an important aspirational level for younger members of NYCGB. Many singers in the National Youth Chamber Choir teach and inspire younger members of NYCGB when they work as staff members on National Youth Boys' Choir and National Youth Girls' Choir courses.

Equally, the National Youth Chamber Choir is a springboard to further professional development. Members are often enrolled in further music education or are at the outset of professional singing careers.

For further information contact Elizabeth Curwen 0191 383 7334 [email protected]