Help BYC take part in the World Choir Games 2020

BYC has been invited to represent GB in the World Choir Games in Flanders 2020. Our children desperately need your help to raise funds.


Please help us raise money to support 80 children and young people so that they have a chance to represent Great Britain in the World Choir Games. Click here to sponsor the choir today!

We are asking you to support fantastic organisation and a registered charity that supports over 450 children and young people aged 4-24 years old in an area of significant deprivation. We aim to give young people amazing life-changing opportunities regardless of their financial background. The below video is from the 2017 European Choir Games that BYC competed in.

We are seeking to take 80 of our members aged between 10-24 years of age on a trip of a lifetime. Barnsley Youth Choir has been invited to represent Great Britain in the 2020 World Choir Games. This competition is often referred to as the Choir Olympics and is the most important choral competition in the world. Around 600 choirs of over 100 nationalities will take part – around 20,000 singers in total – in the beautiful region of Flanders, Belgium.

This is the biggest and most important competition in choral history. Its scale and standard is unprecedented and our young people will be exposed to the finest singers in the world and grow so much from the experience. A video from the 2015 European Choir Games that BYC competed in.

Amazingly we have 41 Children sponsored so we are over the half way point, but need your support to achieve the 80 to take these young people on an experiancetrip of a lifetime.

The children have already raised £20,000 at a Sponsored Singathon where they sang for 13 hours non-stop without a break through the night – a huge undertaking and incredibly hard work! They are planning all sorts of other events. The whole organisation is working so hard to raise money but these young people really need your help. Below is a  video from the 2017 European Choir Games when BYC first worked with the incredible TUKS Camerata from Pretoria, South Africa.

Barnsley Youth Choir is a registered charity and voluntary organisation that supports an amazing team of children who live in an area of rich and proud heritage but extreme deprivation. We provide outstanding opportunities for over 400 young people to access world class training, give exceptional performances in this country and abroad, empower young people and strengthen connections throughout the local community; irrespective of a child’s background or financial status.

Barnsley Youth Choir has become a flagship ensemble that represents the town on a local, national and international stage. BYC received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2017 - something that we are incredibly proud of and reflects the huge amount of work that our team of volunteers put in to support our young people.

BYC is now ranked 5th in the World Rankings and is currently the highest ranked GB choir in the Interkultur World Rankings.

Click here to see the World Rankings World Rankings in Categories BYC compete in - POP/GOSPEL/SPIRITUAL/JAZZ etc.

Click on this link to see results of International Competitions INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

When you are on this site click on 3 of the major competitions that BYC has competed in to read results in full;

2014 Riga, Latvia - WORLD CHOIR GAMES

2015 Magdeburg, Germany - EUROPEAN CHOIR GAMES

2017 Riga, Latvia - EUROPEAN CHOIR GAMES

Please be reassured that any money raised will have a huge impact on young people in Barnsley their families and their communities and, as a voluntary organisation, you can be assured that every penny raised will go directly to them. This is a life-changing opportunity and will do so much to raise their self-esteem, perceptions and aspirations.  Any support you can offer could make a huge difference to them and we will seek to reward your support in a variety of ways.

Without your support this trip really won't be possible.