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Inspirational music from the British Isles

It’s as true today as it was in Shakespeare’s time: ‘…these isles are full of noises / Sounds, and sweet airs that give delight’.

The five choirs and 750 voices of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain are joined by a quartet of star soloists and the NYCGB Alumni Choir for a spectacular celebration of British choral traditions.

Travelling from the kaleidoscopic beauty of Thomas Tallis’s Renaissance masterpiece Spem in Alium to box-fresh new music by Vikki Stone, Kerry Andrew and James Rose, and embracing genres and traditions from across the UK, this is a concert to redefine your expectations of choral music.

Programme to include:

Andrew Who we are
World Premiere

Dove Antiphon
London Premiere

Rose New Work
World Premiere

Stone New Work
World Premiere

Tallis Spem in Alium

+ works by Britten, Dowland, Holst, MacMillan and Purcell
+ arrangements from folksong to Britpop

National Youth Boys’ Choir
National Youth Girls’ Choir
National Youth Training Choir
National Youth Choir
National Youth Chamber Choir
NYCGB Alumni Choir

Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano
Rachael Lloyd mezzo-soprano
Paul Hopwood tenor
Roland Wood baritone

John Rutter, Ben Parry, Esther Jones, Greg Beardsell, Ralph Allwood, Rachel Staunton, Dominic Peckham, Greg Hallam conductors