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Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir is one of the country’s finest youth choirs, offering young singers from the region exceptional choral training and performance experience.

Membership Benefits

  • Performing and recording with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.
  • Direction from experienced and talented conductors and tutors.
  • Performing at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and regional venues.
  • Singing exciting and challenging choral works.
  • Discounted tickets to concerts and events at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
  • Opportunities to undertake work experience with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
  • Performing alongside some of the finest young singers in the region


Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir performs throughout the year at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and across the region. The choir regularly collaborates with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and performs in high-profile concerts and special events. In 2013 the Choir performed at the BBC Proms alongside the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in The Big Proms Bear Hunt with Michael Rosen. In 2012 the Choir were invited to perform at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics which was broadcast live to a worldwide audience of over 900 million viewers. In July 2014, the choir recorded and performed Michael Nyman’s new commission Hillsbrough Memorial - Symphony No. 11 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Cathedral.

The Youth Choir’s repertoire covers a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz, folk, and world music, with several composers having written works especially for the ensemble.

Other recent performances include Mahler Symphony No. 3, Orff Carmina Burana and Holst The Planets. The Choir has consistently been placed in the top four choirs at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, competing against other choirs from around the world. They achieved this high accolade once again in July 2014, and the choir’s Director, Simon Emery, was awarded with the prize for the Most Inspiring Conductor.

The 2014/2015 season will be another exciting one for Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir including a performance of Paco Peña’s Requiem for the Earth at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and the world premiere of James MacMillan’s A Little Mass.


Simon Emery director

Simon Emery is currently in his 14th year as Director of Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir and has recently taken on the role of Artistic Director of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Ensembles. He gained his LTCL in violin performance at 16, then studied violin and voice at Birmingham University. He has studied as a conductor with Doreen Rao, John Flood and Stephen Hatfield. As Director ofMusic at the Liverpool Blue Coat School, he directs the school choral and orchestral programmes, as well as leading a strong academic department. In addition to his conducting and teaching he is active as a jazz pianist, adjudicator and accompanist.

Interested in joining?

Find out how you can join the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, by viewing our Join the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir page .

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir


Watch Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2011, competing in the Senior Childrens' Choir category, of which they came 3rd out of 25!

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