The National Youth Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble, made up of outstanding senior singers from the National Youth Choir and the current NYCGB Fellowship holders. The National Youth Chamber Choir meets throughout the year for highly varied projects across the UK and internationally. Recent highlights have included recording sessions for NYCGB, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, a national touring collaboration with National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and appearances by invitation at the American Choral Directors’ Association Conference, the Malta International Choral Festival, and as part of the 10th Anniversary ‘Choral at Cadogan’ series at Cadogan Hall.
National Youth Chamber Choir
Ben Parry conductor
This new commission by Jessica Curry takes two texts written by American feminist poet Judy Grahn and fuses them into a compelling and innovative 15-minute choral work sung by the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain. The piece is written at a time where women are questioning the world they have been told to accept, reconsidering history and community, and celebrating the power of the female. Simultaneously, young people’s voices are emerging as the most powerful, positive force for change in global politics. She Who begins as a fraught conversation between men and women, and blossoms into a celebration of the diverse, beautiful, collective voice.
This piece is part of PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial 2019. For more information about the project and to download the New Music Biennial album, please visit our project page: https://www.nmcrec.co.uk/new-music-biennial-2019
Commissioned by National Youth Choirs of Great Britain with the generous support of PRS Foundation.
NMC Biennial is generously supported by the following committed patrons, funders and partners: