QuaranTUNE is a new daily music post from NYCGB in which we will share with you some joyful music recorded by the outstanding young voices of members of NYCGB choirs from across the years.

We know singing has a life-changing impact for our young people, and can also have a powerful effect in bringing people together. Our intention is to brighten your day with a regular daily piece of choral music during these testing times, and while people are more isolated than they have ever been.

We’re inviting our staff, members, supporters and friends to nominate a favourite track and to tell us why it holds a special place in their heart. We’ll be sharing these daily via our twitter and facebook pages. Don’t worry if you miss one as we’ll be including a full listing of all the chosen tracks and a link to each one below.

If you would like to nominate a track you can either contact us via social media or by sending an email to both: [email protected] AND [email protected]

Enjoy! And stay well.


QuaranTUNE Music

1.Sergei Rachmaninov - Bogoroditse Devo, selected by Ben Parry, NYCGB Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
2. Ēriks Ešenvalds - Salutation NYCGB (commission 2017), selected by John Rutter, NYCGB President
3. Imogen Heap arranged by Christopher Gabbitas - Hide and Seek, selected by Anne Besford, NYCGB Chief Executive
4. John Casken - Uncertain Sea, selected by composer, conductor and speaker, Eric Whitacre
5. Kerry Andrew - who we are, selected by Esther Jones, Associate Principal Conductor and Robert Colbert, NYCGB Director of Development
6. Robert De Pearsall and Charles Wood - Lay a Garland, selected by Mark Anyan, NYCGB General Manager and NYCGB Alums Charlotte Mobbs & Naomi L'Estrange
7. Joanna Forbes L'Estrange - A woman (wearing bloomers) on a wheel, selected by NYCGB Choirs Administrator and Alum Elizabeth Curwen
8. Jonathan Dove - Fast Car, selected by Head of the National Youth Boys' Choir Courses and NYCGB Alum, Felix Leach
9. Benjamin Britten - Hymn to St. Cecilia, selected by Principal Conductor of NYCGB Girls' Choir, Joanna Tomlinson
10. Dominic Ellis-Peckham & Clare Wheeler - Star Spangled, selected by Associate Principal Conductor and NYCGB Alum, Dominic Ellis-Peckham
11. Hubert Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens, selected by Conductor, Singing Teacher, Workshop Facilitator and NYCGB Alum, James Slimings
12. Benjamin Britten - A Hymn to the Virgin, selected by London Youth Choir Director and NYCGB Alum, Rachel Staunton 
13. Hubert Parry, Thomas Campion - Never Weather-Beaten Sail, selected by Singing Teacher Nicki Kennedy
14. Arr. Esther Jones & Rachel Staunton - The Blooming Heather (Wild Mountain Thyme), selected by National Youth Boys' Choir Principal Conductor, Lucy Joy Morris
15. Bheka Dlamini - Umsindisi, selected by Guest Conductor and I Fagiolini Director Robert Hollingworth