Millennium Youth Choir

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The RSCM Millennium Youth Choir is a British choir for singers aged between 16 and 23. It is the RSCM's leading national choir.

In 1999 the Archbishop of Canterbury at the time, George Carey, suggested its formation and it gave its first performance in the Millennium Dome in London.

The choir has around 40 auditioned members in each season. The choir meets 3 times a year for courses around the United Kingdom and abroad, singing in some of the country's finest churches and cathedrals.

Conductors[edit]

The choir has been led by a number of conductors associated with the RSCM:

Recordings, concerts and broadcasts[edit]

The choir has made numerous broadcasts for the BBC on Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio Wales and BBC One on the Songs of Praise programme.

In September 2009 the choir made its BBC Proms debut, joining members of other UK-based youth choirs to perform Handel's Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall with the Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas McGegan.

In 2002 the choir recorded their first album, A Land of Pure Delight. In 2007 the choir recorded another album as part of the RSCM's 80th anniversary celebrations, entitled Out of the Stillness.

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