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    The International Youth Choir Festival 2017 is a vibrant celebration of music’s power to change the lives of individuals and communities, featuring eight outstanding choirs from four continents.

    Come and be inspired at our daytime programme for choral leaders, music teachers and aspiring singers. Our engaging workshops and seminars are led by an exciting range of presenters, including IYCF choir conductors and experts in vocal tuition, choral start-up projects and music technology.

    All delegates also receive a stalls ticket for the A Celebration of World Voices concert as part of their ticket price.

    Conference workshop streams

    View the full schedule or download the IYCF app.

    Sounds and Skills – sponsored by Music Teacher Magazine
    Discover authentic performance techniques for African songs, Gospel music and mash-ups… and how to get your choir moving and dancing!

    Rep Lab
    Explore the best new music specially written for young voices from Peters Edition, Oxford University Press and Friday Afternoons.

    Choral Champions 1
    Get inspired by our IYCF choirs and guests, who’ll be explaining how their work changes lives and communities.

    Choral Champions 2
    Learn to become a choral champion with guidance from leaders who’ve created outstanding singing projects and programmes from scratch.

    Expert workshops on vocal techniques and training for young and developing voices.

    Innovation Station – sponsored by
    New networking tools for choirs, teaching apps, and resources to help pupils with SEND.

    The IYCF Expo will run throughout the day, featuring products and programmes from leading publishers, education providers and more. If your organisation would like to hear about exhibition and promotional opportunities, please email for the IYCF 2017 Media Pack

    On Monday 17 April 2017, all eight IYCF choirs will reunite with Southbank Sinfonia and conductor Ben Gernon for a joint performance of Jonathan Dove’s There Was A Child at the Royal Festival Hall. Tickets are available now from the Southbank Centre.

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  • IYCF 2017 choirs

    Diocesan Boys’ School Choir, Hong Kong
    Manado State University Chorus, Indonesia
    Sawa Choir, Israel
    Riga Dom Boys’ Choir, Latvia
    Norwegian Youth Choir, Norway
    Mzansi Youth Choir, South Africa
    National Youth Choir of Great Britain, UK
    Boston Children’s Chorus, USA

    Find out more about the International Youth Choir Festival choirs here

  • Supporters

    Principal Media Partner

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    Education Partner

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    Workshop Stream Sponsor (Innovation Station)

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    Workshop Session Sponsor (Rep Lab)

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    Friday Afternoons

    Workshop Stream Sponsor (Sounds and Skills)

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    Music Teacher Magazine

    Workshop Session Sponsor (Rep Lab)

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    Oxford University Press

    Workshop Session Sponsor (Rep Lab)

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    Peters Edition

    Media partner

    Songlines Magazine
    Songlines Magazine