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

  • Where and when are auditions? See

  • 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

Updated 21 September 2018

The Annual Programme Guide contains everything 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. Prospective members are also welcome to read the guide, and should also find it informative. 


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