Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

North East Youth Chorale

North East Youth Chorale was established by John Forsyth in 2010 to offer high-quality choral training and performance to young people aged 16-23. The choir has been very successful in that time, performing repertoire by Bach,  Britten, Bruckner, Fauré, Haydn, Vaughan Williams, Rutter and Whitacre, including acclaimed performances of  Brahms’ German Requiem and Haydn’s Nelson Mass.  In 2010, Paul McCreesh, the Director of the internationally renowned Gabrieli Ensemble, invited NEYC to be part of the Gabrieli’s Young Singers Scheme. Since that time, NEYC has been involved in a BBC Prom performance, a subsequent recording of Mendelssohn’s Elijah (2011) and a recording of Britten’s War Requiem (2013), both of which gained national and international awards.

Between 2011 and 2013, NEYC collaborated once again with The Gabrielis in performances at Brinkburn Festival, which included Fauré’s Requiem and Haydn’s The Seasons. In 2013, the choir was invited to be the semi-chorus in a performance of Will Todd’s St Cuthbert at Durham Cathedral and featured in a live recording of the BBC programme The Choir from Sage Gateshead.  2014 is a busy year with concerts across the region. In September, NEYC will sing Handel’s Dixit Dominus in the final concert of the Lanchester Early Music Festival.  An important aim of the choir is to perform throughout the North East region and to date the choir has performed in Brinkburn Priory, Cullercoats, Consett, Chester-le-Street, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Houghton-le-Spring, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Washington.

The choir offers unparalleled choral opportunity and is always looking for young singers. If you are interested or know of someone who enjoys singing and would benefit from and contribute to NEYC, please get in touch with John Forsyth at

See North East Youth Chorale's Website

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Announcements for Choir Members

Rehearsal 20th March
See ChoirNotes newsletter sent out yesterday by Joan about music for tonight's rehearsal. Please bring pretty much everything you've got that is French related :-) PLUS War Requiem!

Rehearsal Aids.  Please see new note on Music page about John Fletcher site and Cyberbass. Also, here are the direct links to Cyberbass files:
Britten - War Requiem

See DATES section farther down page


Tues 3 and 10 Apr - No rehearsal
Tues 17 Apr - First Rehearsal, Summer term
Sat 21 Apr - Study session on WR, Newcastle.
Sat 19 May - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs, Durham)
Tue 29 May - No rehearsal
Fri 22 Jun
- An Evening of French Music, St Mary’s

Rest of July and August - No rehearsal

Tue 4 Sep - First rehearsal, Autumn term
Sat 29 Sep - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs, Newcastle)
Tue 23 Oct - No rehearsal - half term
Sat 3 Nov - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs Stockton BT)
Fri 9 Nov - 7-10 Rehearsal for choirs and orchestra (M’Bro TH)
Sat 10 Nov - Sage, War Requiem
Sun 16 Dec (tbc) - 3pm St Barnabas, Carol Concert

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