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Liverpool Philharmonic, one of the UK’s most forward-looking music organisations.

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir

Artistic Director: Simon Emery  

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir is for young people aged 13-19 from in and around Liverpool, and performs throughout the year at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and across the region. The Choir regularly performs with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in high-profile concerts and special events; in particular, in 2013 the Choir performed at the BBC Proms alongside Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in The Big Proms Bear Hunt with Michael Rosen, and in July 2014, the choir performed James MacMillan’s Little Mass with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. 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 people.

The Youth Choir’s repertoire covers a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz, folk, and world music, with new commissions regularly being written especially for the ensemble.

The Choir has been recognised as one of the top choirs at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in previous years, and in July 2014 the Choir’s Director, Simon Emery, was awarded with the prize for the Most Inspiring Conductor.

The Youth Choir were delighted to perform twice with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016 in performances of Carmina Burana and St Matthew’s Passion. The Youth Choir also held their annual Choral Celebration with Liverpool Philharmonic Training Choir and Melody Makers at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Sunday 20 March 2016, featuring award-winning folk artist, Maz O’Connor.

Applications for Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir 2016/17 are now closed. Applicants will be contacted towards the end of April with an audition date. In the mean time, if you have any questions please email

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir

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