NYCWNational Youth Choir of Wales (UK)
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This summer's offerings: This summer, the choir celebrates the music of Welsh composers, Dilys Elwyn Edwards and Daniel Jones (2012 marks the centenary of Jones' birth) plus NYCW music director, Ralph Allwood, takes the choir through a diverse repertoire that includes work by Bach, Bernstein, Mahler and contemporary composer, James MacMillan.
The many highlights of the year included a recording by the choir with former NYCW chorister, Katherine Jenkins, for her new album Second Nature, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales' concert in Berlin at the invitation of the Young Euro Classic Festival, capacity audiences for the Youth Theatre's bilingual production of Whispers in the Woods, the premiere of Spatial Signatures.
Miss Jenkins, a former NYCW member, met the choir and heard them sing a selection of pieces for the follow-up to her number one album PremiAre.