National Youth Choir Alumni

Welcome to the National Youth Choir Alumni community! 

If you are a former member of any National Youth Choir ensemble or emerging professional artist programme, then you still part of our National Youth Choir family! We’d love you to stay connected to our work and the ever-growing community of talented National Youth Choir graduates across the UK and abroad. Whether you’ve recently been a member or were involved back in the early years – you are very welcome. 

We are so proud that our alumni have gone on to achieve such wonderful things. National Youth Choir alumni are graduates from across the choir’s 40-year history, including doctors, nurses, teachers, conductors, CEOs as well as professional singers from The Swingles, BBC Singers, The Sixteen, Tenebrae, Gabrieli Consort, Monteverdi Choir, Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera and Royal Opera House Choruses and come together from as far afield as America, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Germany. 

Whatever your journey, we’d love each and every one of you to stay in touch.

There are a number of ways you can choose to get involved. To be part of our supportive online network, join our Alumni Facebook Group; come together to sing with other alumnus by taking part in concerts and events or be part of the National Youth Choir's future by getting involved in fundraising initiatives to support more young people to be part of its life-changing programmes.

Join our alumni communities on on FacebookInstagram and Twitter

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40 Years of National Youth Choirs of Great Britain
Tuesday 11 April 2023 at 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, London

40 years in the making, it's time to celebrate everything that's wonderful about National Youth Choirs of Great Britain! This special evening at the spectacular Royal Albert Hall will feature over 1,000 singers, fabulous music and a few surprises - and as a former member of NYCGB we'd love you to join us.

What Alumni will be singing...
Shenandoah (live and digital). This NYCGB classic will be the NYCGB Alumni Spotlight piece. In the concert all Alumni who are in the audience will be singing this piece and will come onto the stage to perform, conducted by Will Dawes. At a certain point in the piece the large screen in front of the organ will be showing the ‘lockdown Shenandoah’ video, augmenting the live performance.
NYCGB40 New Commission (live and digital) by Ben Parry with text by Anoushka Lucas (writer, singer, actress and star of Oklahoma! at the Young Vic that’s soon to transfer to the West End). This will be the finale of the entire evening. Every area of our organisation is involved in this piece. There will be specific bespoke vocal lines for NYCGB Alumni. Bespoke learning aids will be available through the Stay at Home Choir digital platform. For those unable to attend in person at the Royal Albert Hall, there will be the opportunity to submit digitally and still become part of the performance on the night!

Rehearsal and online resources...
NYCGB Alumni will need to be available to rehearse on the afternoon of the concert (Tuesday 11th April) at the Royal Albert Hall, joining other NYCGB Choirs.
Online resources are now available from Stay At Home Choir to support you learning your vocal part for the new NYCGB40 commission!

Take part from anywhere in the world...
In order to get all alumni involved in our 40th celebrations, NYCGB have partnered with the incredible Stay at Home Choir, which is run by Tori Longdon and Jamie Wright (both NYCGB Alumni) to create a digital mega choir of NYCGB Alumni for the big screen.
For those unable to attend in person at the Royal Albert Hall, there is now the opportunity to submit digitally (audio and video) and still become part of the performance on the night! Your voice will be a crucial part of the performance and your video will be projected onto the large screen above the stage along with your NYCGB alumni colleagues. Getting involved with One long song is completely free!
  • Wednesday 1st March window for digital (audio and video) submissions via the Stay at Home Choir platform is OPEN.
  • Wednesday 8th March (midnight) window for digital (audio and video) submissions will CLOSE. Please note due to the turnaround of the digital assets we will not be able to extend this deadline.

Ticketing information...

Special areas of the auditorium had been held off exclusively for Alumni to purchase tickets for themselves, their family and friends. These include the Front Arena and some seats in Area G of the Stalls (ends of tiered rows Stage Right). Alumni had exclusive access to these tickets until 31st January 2023 and they are now on sale publicly.

Don't worry if you missed out on the priority booking period, you can still book tickets in the Front Arena or Area G of the Stalls (ends of tiered rows Stage Right) to take part. Tickets can be booked online at You do not need to worry about sitting in voice parts. If you have a young singer performing in the concert, they will be on stage throughout and therefore will not require a purchased ticket.

If you or anyone you are attending with has access requirements or is a wheelchair user, the wheelchair platform in area G of the Stalls is currently held for Alumni use. To book these spaces please telephone the Box Office on 020 7589 8212 and they will be happy to help, including booking any complimentary companion tickets required.

Please note that all tickets are purchased subject to the Royal Albert Hall’s bookings terms & conditions and include booking and transaction fees. Booking tickets for this concert does not guarantee a place on our Spring Courses for choir members (booking for Spring Courses will open in January. Tickets will remain on sale until after the Spring Course booking period.

Alumni Choir Sign Up Form

If you have bought a ticket to take part in 'Celebrate!' as an alumnus, please complete our Alumni Choir Sign Up Form. It is vital that we have this information in preparation for you taking part in the concert. There is no need to complete this form for your friends, family and other guests who may be joining you.

We are so excited about this concert and hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate 40 years!