The National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Discovery weekend, Mountview Academy September 2019.

Image: Ben Tomlin Photography

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 31st August in the year of audition and no older than 25 on 31 August in the following year.

  • Where and when are auditions? Auditions for NYC's Annual Programme will be in the Spring. See

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

  • What's on offer? NYC's Annual Programme offers a unique year-round training and performance programme 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.

  • The National Youth Choir 2019/20 Annual Programme is NYCGB’s most exciting yet – including an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of an international tour to New Zealand and Australia, based around our invitation to the 12th World Symposium of Choral Music in Auckland. NYCGB is the only choir from the UK to be invited (from over 190 applications) and we’ll be performing alongside some of the best choirs in the world. See the full list of choirs taking part here and read more about the symposium here. We’ll be returning to the Royal Albert Hall this Christmas for more Carols from the Hall - last year’s concerts received the most positive audience feedback across the whole year, with NYCGB front and centre. We’ll also be collaborating with the Girls’ Choirs in Spring 2020 as well as working alongside the Fellowship and Young Composers Programmes, and there’ll be further exciting opportunities to perform at Festivals in and around the UK.

  • What does it cost? New members pay a one-off joining fee. In 2019/20 this was £85. Click here to download the Annual Programme Guide 2019/20 including information on fees and projects throughout the programme.                                                               

  • Annual Programme Guide 2019/20


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

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