The Gabrieli Young Singers Scheme was formed in 2010 to develop choral opportunities for some of the UK’s most talented young singers. The participating youth choirs (Chetham’s Chamber Choir, North East Youth Chorale, Taplow Youth Choir and Ulster Youth Choir) come from different corners of the UK but have all achieved very high standards through the talent and commitment of their inspirational directors and their hard-working members. The project is designed to support these endeavours, to develop technical skills and to open up a wider range of repertoire opportunities; most importantly, it helps young people to engage with core repertoire of the classical tradition through shared performance at the highest level.
Central to the scheme is the creation of tailored coaching projects for each of the choirs, led by Gabrieli’s singers and coaches and Artistic Director Paul McCreesh. Coaching projects focus on significant oratorio works, preparing youth choir members for major concert performances with the Gabrieli Consort & Players and enabling the UK’s next generation to achieve their full musical potential, whether as performers or music lovers of the future.