The National Youth Choir of Northern Ireland, previously know as Ulster Youth Choir, was established in 1999 to provide the best of Northern Ireland’s young singers aged 11-24 with the opportunity to sing together to the highest possible standards receiving training from some of the best choral and vocal practitioners from throughout the UK and Ireland and is now regarded as one of Northern Ireland’s leading artistic and educational organisations. The NYCNI Artistic Director is Andrew Nunn.

2024 Courses & Concerts

NYCNI Senior Choir : Saturday 20th– Friday 26th July

Our Flagship Senior Choir Concert on 26th July 2024 @ 7pm at Fisherwick Presbyterian Church

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 NYCNI Senior Choir directed by Andrew Nunn will perform a programme centring around the theme of Night, exploring the mystery, power, darkness and light that all comes at night time. The programme will include Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo inspired the ethereal aurora borealis phenomenon, Sure on this Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen, Abendlied by Josef Rheinberger and works by Sarah Quartel, Kate Rusby, Kerry Andrew and Elaine Hagenberg. We will also feature The Night by Senior Choir member Daire Downey.


NYCNI Training Choir : Saturday 13th– Friday 19th July 

Our Training Choir Concert on 19th July 2024 @ 7pm at Campbell College, Belfast

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NYCNI Junior Choir: Sunday 14th- Friday 19th July 

Our Junior Choir Concert on 19th July 2024 @ 4pm at Campbell College, Belfast

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This will include the World Premiere of composer Claire McCue’s  Arts Council Northern Ireland commission (2020);

The Giant Folk & The Wee Folk”, a song-cycle based on Northern Ireland’s Folklore and natural attractions, comprising 3 new songs :

(i) ‘Respect the Wee Folk !’(ii) ’Slieve Gullion’(iii) ‘Finn McCool vs Benandonner  (The Giant’s Causeway’)

Photo of Claire McCue/Composer






Charity Number XR 29957  Northern Ireland Charity Commission NIC100542