Bristol Youth Choir is made up of three choirs with over a hundred and twenty young people from all over Bristol performing choral music of all styles.

Giving up to five concerts a year, the Bristol Youth Choirs have also appeared on BBC Breakfast, The One Show, BBC One’s Songs of Praise, and in 2015 broadcast on Radio 3 and BBC Bristol as part of BBC Music Day. In 2016 the Seniors made their BBC Proms debut, singing as part of the BBC Ten Pieces choir at the Royal Albert Hall.

Bristol Youth Choir is honoured to be one of Colston Hall’s Young Companies in Residence alongside the Bristol Youth Orchestra and for the last three years have taken part in Bristol International Jazz Festival. In 2015 the BYC gave a concert on five fishing boats in the middle of Leigh Woods for the National Trust as part of Luke Jerram’s Withdrawn project.

The choirs are directed by David Ogden, Martin Le Poidevin and Elinor Cooper.

Bristol Youth Choir is run by Bristol Plays Music, the Arts Council England’s Music Hub for the city of Bristol. It’s a partnership between Bristol Music Trust and Bristol City Council. It will ensure that the legacy of Bristol Arts and Music Service’s success in delivering high quality music education to over 8,000 children a year is preserved and is strengthened by the partnership with Colston Hall Education.

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