The National Youth Choir of Great Britain, BBC Proms, August 2017. Image: Chris Christodoulou


Founded in 1983, the National Youth Choir is NYCGB's flagship ensemble and recognised as one of the greatest youth choirs in the world. From 2018, NYC members re-audition annually for the chance to participate in a unique Annual Programme of training and performance projects. 


  • What is it? NYCGB's flagship ensemble and the UK's leading youth choir for outstanding singers aged 18-25.
  • Who is it for? Outstanding choral singers aged 18+ on 1 September in the year of audition, and no older than 25 on 31 August in the following year.

  • Where and when are auditions? See www.nycgb.org.uk/audition

  • When does it meet? From 2018, the National Youth Choir meets four times a year for an Annual Programme of training and performance projects. The programme runs from November-August. See below.

  • What's on offer? From 2018, NYC's new-look Annual Programme will offer a unique year-round training and performance course of c.25 days including mentoring from a diverse range of world-class musicians and coaches, performance opportunities as part of major events and festivals, and extensive experience of developing and premiering new choral music in live performance and via digital media.

  • What does it cost? New members pay a one-off joining fee of £85. From 2018, NYC members pay a subsidised Annual Programme Fee of £1,350, payable in three instalments, and with extensive support up to 100% available via the NYCGB Financial Assistance Scheme.


National Youth Choir Annual Programme 2018-19 Guide

The Annual Programme Guide contains everything prospective members need to know about NYC's new-look training and performance course, including project dates and descriptions, and information about commitment, fees, financial support and auditions. 

GET THE GUIDE (PDF)