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RECENT EVENTS - NYCGB Chamber Choir: A Festival of Britten

Monday 11 November 2013 - 8:00 PM

NYCGB Chamber Choir | Royal Albert Hall

The NYCGB Chamber choir performs A Festival of Britten

The NYCGB Chamber Choir, conducted by their new Director Ben Parry, presents a sparkling programme of 20th and 21st century choral works to celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten and the launch of a brand new CD of his choral works, performed by all eight choirs of NYCGB. The programme focuses on Britten's own unaccompanied choral output, including some of his most famous compositions such as A Hymn to St Cecilia and Hymn to the Virgin, as well exploring the rich diversity of works by other British composers including Michael Tippett, William Walton and James MacMillan.

Originally set up as a single choir of 100 of the best young singers in Britain, NYCGB now consists of eight choirs, around 750 young people aged 9-24. The Chamber Choir is the organisation's most senior ensemble, formed of 24 elite singers who come from within the National Youth Choir or who are recent alumni. These young musicians, some of the finest young voices in the UK, are either studying to become professional singers or are taking their first steps on the professional stage.

The Royal Albert Hall is proud to be a principal sponsor and partner of NYCGB's auditions programme.