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

JS Bach: Mass in B Minor

Stockton Parish Church. 17th March 2018, 7:30pm

See Concerts page for details of this and our other planned concerts.

Our new Junior Choir!

For full information, see Junior Choir page

Joining the Choir

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir always welcomes new members. If you would enjoy singing with us, why not come along to a rehearsal?  More information

Friends of the Choir

Why not become a Friend of the Choir and get benefits such as discounts on concert tickets and advance notice of concerts.  More Information.

Announcements for Choir Members

Happy 2018 to all our choir members - past, present and future! We are looking forward to an exciting year, with two of the greatest choral works in our sights - Bach's B Minor Mass and Britten's War Requiem.

There are some lovely new photos of the Junior Choir - take a look at their Recent Events on the CPJC tab

See Music page for required mark-ups to the New and Old Novello editions of the Bach, and mark up your copy accordingly.

See Denis Rigg's website where you can buy prints from his excellent portfolio of photographs - all profits go to our War Requiem fund.

See DATES section farther down page

You might be interested in an orchestral concert in Darlington - see details below:


Tue 9 Jan
- First rehearsal, Spring term
Tue 13 Feb - No rehearsal
Sat 3 Mar - Choral Day, Mass in B minor
Sat 17 Mar - Mass in B minor, Stockton PC
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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