Our 21st birthday celebrations

MK Youth Choir 21st birthday cake

Happy 21st birthday Milton Keynes Youth Choir: our celebrations were held on 7 July 2018

We called all past members to join us with our celebrations and eight former members along with our first conductor were able to be at our concert at 1pm on 7 July and afterwards at our party.


MK Youth Choir was founded, by MK Chorale in 1997, with a grant from the National Lottery, and most of the initial members were children or grandchildren of Chorale members.

 

During the 21 years hundreds of children have sung with the choir and many have gone on to enjoy singing professionally or in significant amateur roles.


Our Musical Director, since 2010, is Craig McLeish who, as well as being Musical Director for Young Voices, has been heavily involved in musical contributions to the MK50 celebrations.


We put together a varied programme reflecting the wide variety of music (jazz, world, folk, pop and classical) the choir sings as well as a new piece composed for the occasion by Craig.

Group photo after our concert
Group photo after our concert

Our 21st birthday concert group photo, with past members, Craig, Penny and adult group The Reluctants.

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John Gibbons at our concert
John Gibbons at our concert

John Gibbons, the first conductor of MKYC, told us about founding the choir at our 21st birthday concert.

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Preparing to sing at our party
Preparing to sing at our party

Several choir members discussing which karaoke song to sing next at our 21st birthday party

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Group photo after our concert
Group photo after our concert

Our 21st birthday concert group photo, with past members, Craig, Penny and adult group The Reluctants.

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