RISE UP – Celebrating 10 Years of LYC

Tuesday 9 May 2023

At the Royal Albert Hall

London Youth Choirs invite you to join us at the iconic Royal Albert Hall for our spectacular 10th birthday showcase featuring all 10 LYC choirs and 1,000 guest singers from schools across London, raising their voices as one.

Get ready to celebrate with us!








Since LYC’s foundation in 2012 we’ve championed musical excellence and social change for London, creating community through choir. (Find out more about our journey here!) Every year we’re bringing together more young Londoners from every borough and background, inspiring voices and minds, nurturing togetherness and understanding, breaking down barriers to access, and pushing the boundaries of what choir can be, and who it is for. So now it’s time to RISE UP and celebrate with an all-singing playlist!

Prepare to hear choir in all its colours – classical, pop, gospel, musical theatre, hip-hop – plus box-fresh music written for the occasion by London’s Amy Bryce and Brenda Rattray. We’ll also welcome special birthday guest appearances from BRIT nominee Camilla Kerslake, LYC Honorary Patron Gareth Malone OBE and a surprise star to be revealed on the night. The show will be introduced and presented by special guest compere Aled Jones MBE.

Everything’s set for a party to remember – come and join us!

Event information


RISE UP is taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 2AP on Tuesday 9 May 2023.

The show starts at 7pm and will last for approximately two hours including an interval of 25 minutes.


How do I get tickets?

All tickets for RISE UP are being sold by the Royal Albert Hall. You can purchase online, over the phone or in person. If you have received a promo code from LYC you can use this when you buy tickets from the Hall.

Tickets are now on sale from the Royal Albert Hall. Click/tap here to book!

  • Full price tickets: £20-£35
  • Under-21s: £10 (except boxes)
  • Box tickets: £65-95 + optional in-box catering

Additional booking fees may apply. All tickets are sold subject to the Royal Albert Hall terms and conditions of sale. All queries regarding ticket purchases, including refunds or returns, should be made to the Royal Albert Hall box office.


BSL Interpreted Performance

RISE UP is a British Sign Language interpreted performance. We are delighted to welcome Paul Whitaker OBE who will interpret all spoken and heard elements of the show for BSL users.

Meet the performers


Albion Primary School (Southwark), Churchfields School (Redbridge), Elsley Primary School (Brent), Furness Primary School (Brent), Gladstone Park Primary School (Brent), Grange Primary School (Ealing), Heathbrook Primary School (Lambeth), Hermitage Primary School (Tower Hamlets), Malmesbury Primary School (Tower Hamlets), Mount Carmel Primary School (Ealing), Saint Elizabeth Catholic Primary School (Tower Hamlets), Saint Peter’s London Docks (Tower Hamlets), Stepney Greencoats (Tower Hamlets), Woodlands Academy (Ealing).

LYC South East

LYC West

LYC South West

LYC North East

LYC Junior Boys

LYC Junior Girls

LYC Cambiata Boys

LYC Cambiata Girls

London Youth Choir

LYC Chamber Choir

Camilla Kerslake

Camilla Kerlskae is a BRIT-nominated soprano and co-founder of the Kerslake Robshaw Foundation.


Aled Jones MBE is a Welsh singer, radio and television presenter, and actor.

Special mystery guest!

There’s another special guest performer – but we’re keeping them a secret until the night!


Naveen Arles, Greg Beardsell, Charlotte Brosnan, Laurel Neighbour, Mariana Rosas, Olivia Shotton, Rachel Staunton, Ben Vonberg-Clark


Harry Baker (Keyboards), Jonny Liebeck (Keyboards), Dan Moriyama (Keyboards & Bass), Simon Lea (Percussion) and Tony Qunta (Guitar, Electric Violin)

Thank you!

London Youth Choirs is grateful to the Royal Albert Hall for their support of this event through a charity discounted let. This is one of the many ways in which the Hall, which is an independent registered charity, supports others in the charitable sector.

We are also very grateful for the support of the Thorpe family, Vaughan Williams Foundation, Hinrichsen Foundation, Ambache Trust and Lucille Graham Trust towards this project, including the 10th Anniversary Commission and our LYC Experience engagement programme with schools, and all other supporters of LYC.


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