Our Journey to the Youth Messiah 2015

Young Singers Set to make Royal Albert Hall Debut


'Director David Iles and Soprano Natalie Tayler, with members of Warwickshire Young Voices Youth Choir, as they prepare to sing at The Royal Albert Hall.'

Local youth choir, Warwickshire Young Voices, are all set to make a singing trip of a lifetime as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall at the end on November. 40 children aged 7 -14, from Leamington Spa and surrounding areas will be joining a National Youth Choir of 1500 talented young singers to perform Handel's Messiah with 'Scratch Youth Messiah.'

Warwickshire Young Voices are grateful for the support of The Napton Music Festival Trust to help us achieve this project.


BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio Interview

Three WYV choristers were interviewed live on the radio about our trip. We are very proud of Ed, Anna and Mila for their fab radio appearance! Even being made to sing... Well done!

Anna (13) said; 'Singing makes me feel really different - you meet different people and make new friends.'
Mila (8) said; 'I am so excited and a little bit nervous, 2 on a scale of 1 to 5!'

      Messiah Radio Interview


In the local press

Messiah Press

Come and Sing Choral Workshop

Hallelujah for Warwickshire Young Voices!


The 40 young singers of Warwickshire Young Voices – who come from 28 schools across South Warwickshire - are all set to raise the roof of The Royal Albert Hall on 29th November with the Scratch Youth Messiah.

They held their final 'dress rehearsal' for this fantastic event at Dale Street Methodist Church in Leamington Spa on Saturday, with a little bit of help from a full four part choir made up of singers from across the West Midlands and beyond – one even travelled from Newcastle to support them!

Director of WYV, David Iles, said; 'What a fantastic afternoon of music making – and a wonderful sense of a musical community coming together to support the young singers of the future!'

The choir members were joined by professional accompanist David Lane, as well as fantastic young professional soloists, to give the children a up-close taste of singing in an operatic chorus for the first time - with music most of them would never have experienced before.

Young WYV singer Megan Brougham (14) said; 'It was amazing – I didn't know we could sound like that – and I know it is going to be fantastic at the Albert Hall.'

The combined 80 voices certainly soared and gave the young singers a brilliant taste of what the full sound of nearly 2000 singers will be like when they get to London.

Singing at the Royal Albert Hall