We're all rather excited (so much so that there was even an impromptu mexican wave in the office) about the launch of Youth Music Voices, a major music project, as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
We're reaching out to aspiring young vocalists who'll get the opportunity to receive top notch singing tuition and the chance to participate and perform as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad!
We hope to recruit 150, 16 to 21 year olds from the broadest cultural mix across the UK who will come together to form the Youth Music Voices Ensemble – a youth vocal ensemble unlike any other in the UK.
With its own style, individuality, leadership, and specially commissioned repertoire of new songs and arrangements, our young singers will get to produce vibrant and exciting music throughout the Cultural Festival 2012. As well as developing their skills to the highest standard, the Youth Music Voices Ensemble members will be performing at a prestigious London location on the eve of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Recruitment for Youth Music Voices is just beginning and will build on the network of singing activity already supported by Youth Music and other organisations. This year we're recruiting young people aged 14-19 for Youth Music Voices to grow with the ensemble – becoming the 16-21 year olds who will be performing in 2012.
Chief executive of Youth Music, Christina Coker OBE says:
“Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games presents London and the UK with the most fantastic opportunity to enhance, enliven and showcase the UK’s vibrant cultural DNA. Alongside the Games, Festival 2012 promises to be one of the most monumental events in our nation’s cultural history and we are extremely proud to be working in partnership with London 2012 on Youth Music Voices, our commitment to the Cultural Olympiad. By linking with partner organisations and engaging thousands of young people, Youth Music Voices aims to discover, develop and present some of the UK’s most talented young singers, giving them an opportunity of a lifetime that they might otherwise not have had, to perform and be part of London 2012 and the Cultural Olympiad.”