LYC to sing in BBC Proms

Published 25 April 2024

London Youth Choirs are thrilled to announce our appearance in the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

LYC Chamber Choir will join the Philharmonia Chorus, The Fourth Choir, the Jason Max Ferdinand Singers, Voices of the River’s Edge and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields to sing Handel’s well-known oratorio, ‘Messiah’. Conducted by Sir John Butt, the performance features soloists Nardus Williams, Helen Charlston, Benjamin Hulett and Ashley Riches, and will include one chorus which the audience is invited to sing.

The performance will be in Prom 65 on Saturday 7 September, the last of three Proms on ‘Choral Day’, which features The Sixteen and their conductor Harry Christophers in Prom 63, and the Jason Max Ferdinand Singers in Prom 64.

The 2024 Proms season is a celebration of music in all its forms and how it brings people together – from symphonies to Cbeebies, pop to Prokofiev, a visit from Glyndeborne Opera, there is something for everyone, including relaxed performances for young listeners.

Tickets for the Proms will go on sale at 9am on Saturday 18th May.

LYC Executive Director Nina Camilleri said:

Being part of this year’s BBC Proms season is an extraordinary privilege and offers us a wonderful chance to showcase the talent, creativity and diversity within the London Youth Choirs. The Proms represents a pinnacle of musical excellence, where performers and audiences come together to celebrate the richness of classical music in all its forms. To be invited to participate in such a historic and revered festival is an honour that highlights just how far LYC has come in our short history.


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Prom 65: Choral Day - Handel’s Messiah

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