Spitalfields Music to host NewYVC from December

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Spitalfields Music is delighted to announce that we will be hosting New Youth Voice Collective (New YVC) from December 2021 until at least August 2022, as a legacy partner of Stratford Circus which has announced it will close at the end of November.

NewYVC is a non-auditioned mixed age youth choir based in Newham led by Musical Director Naveen Arles BCA FRSA, which teaches a programme of music with a clear representation of excellence, values of diversity, inclusion, and social responsibility through choral singing. The choir rehearse weekly during term time and are given opportunities to further their development through conducting courses, performance opportunities and learning from selected guest artists. NewYVC will be performing live on Radio 3 with The BBC Singers on 20th December at 2pm; singing the final verse of each of the 6 finalists of the Radio 3 Carol of the Year competition.

Chief Executive, Sarah Gee, commented:
“We’re delighted to be hosting NewYVC and supporting them to rebuild the group after coronavirus made singing in groups so difficult. Spitalfields Music has decades of experience working on singing projects in East London, and we’re really looking forward to getting to know Nav and his team, and the singers, much better. Together with our friends at the BBC Singers and Britten Pears Arts, we want to use music to build new communities and provide opportunities for young singers to express themselves creatively.”

Read the full statement from Stratford Circus here

For more information on the choir, or if you are interested in joining, please email us.