The National Youth Choir - the UK’s leading organisation for youth choral music – is delighted to welcome Lucy Hollins as the organisation’s new Creative Director.

Lucy joined us in April this year and leads on all of the National Youth Choir’s creative activity and manages the Creative and Learning staff team; she works remotely, like many of our staff team, whilst travelling to National Youth Choir activity nationwide. Lucy joins us from Warwick University, and as well as her work with the National Youth Choir she is also Associate Chorus Director of the London Symphony Chorus, conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s SO Vocal, Guest Conductor of the Cambridge Philharmonic and Creative Lead at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 


I couldn't have asked for a better start in my new role as Creative Director of the National Youth Choir. So far, I've visited each of the choirs during their Easter residential courses, been totally wowed by the 40th Anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall, met with my fabulous new colleagues, and started to have really exciting conversations about what the future of the National Youth Choir might look like. The organisation is in fantastic shape, and I couldn't be more excited to be joining at this moment in time. It's early days for me, but there are lots of ways I'm keen to develop different areas of the organisation, to bring singing and creative opportunities to even more young people. Watch this space...

Anne Besford, Chief Executive

We’re delighted to welcome Lucy into the National Youth Choir team as our new Creative Director. She joins us at an exciting time, having just celebrated our 40th anniversary and at the start of delivering a new vision and mission for the organisation. We are looking forward to drawing on Lucy’s extensive experience as a conductor and educator to shape our creative and learning programmes and to develop inspirational opportunities for many more young people from all backgrounds across the UK.