THE UK'S PRE-EMINENT YOUTH CHOIR
Country: United Kingdom
Conductor: Ben Parry
Founded in 1983 as a single choir of 100 of the best singers in the nation, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, conducted by Ben Parry, is now the flagship ensemble of an Arts Council England National Portfolio youth music organisation.
National Youth Choir of Great Britain prides itself on innovative programming and performances alongside the development of Fellowship and Young Composer programmes and a digital recording label.
In the last five years, the choir has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Snape Maltings both independently and alongside artists as diverse as Daniel Barenboim, The Real Group, Kylie Minogue, Gustavo Dudamel and fellow youth choirs from four continents, in repertoire from Beethoven to beatbox.
BBC Proms performances consistently thrill audiences and critics, with the choir’s 2017 performance of Belshazzar’s Feast praised by Bachtrack for “rhythmic alertness, fresh tone, and verbal clarity” and leading TheArtsDesk to proclaim “a young choir on blazing form”.
The choir’s alumni include Royal Opera House and English National Opera company principals, members of The Sixteen, The Monteverdi Choir, The King’s Singers, The Swingle Singers, The Choirboys, G4, Blake, and All Angels. Current members are excited to attend WSCM2020 to strengthen musical and artistic ties with the incredible participating choirs and their leaders.