In 2011, Irish Youth Choir realised a long held ambition: to create a smaller chamber choir of singers from within the ranks of the larger main choir. This became the Irish Youth Chamber Choir!

During the annual IYC summer course, singers have the opportunity to audition for the Irish Youth Chamber Choir. Those selected from these auditions continue to perform some of the most incredible choral music from around the world to a standard of excellence throughout the year. Their nationwide tours in 2012 and 2013 saw performances of a wide range of repertoire, from Massive Attack to James MacMillan. 

They have performed with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir Ireland, Elbow at Electric Picnic, and at the BBC Proms with the National Youth Choir and National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Singing is their passion and they are all about inventive programming, heartfelt performances, and sharing the joy of choral music with as many people as possible.

In January 2015 the choir released their debut EP 'Rise up, my love' with conductor Greg Beardsell. The recording was made possible through a campaign on www.fundit.ie generously supported by many. The EP features music by contemporary choral masters Howard Skempton, Gabriel Jackson, Peteris Vasks and Eric Whitacre.

The EP is now available to buy from www.ergodos.ie/shop/rise-up-my-love/

Also available here on iTunes.

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