History

1992
First World Choir

First World Choir

10,000 male-voices sing together with some of Wales’ favourite performers including Tom Jones, Dame Gwyneth Jones and Dennis O’Neil.

1993
Second World Choir

Second World Choir

10,000 voices once again at Cardiff Arms Park, but this time with Wales’ much-treasured star and performer Dame Shirley Bassey.

1994

Voices of the World 

6,500 mixed voice singers from around the globe came together Lansdowne Road Stadium in Ireland. In attendance was honoured guest and Irish President, Mary Robinson.

1996
Hallelujah Concerts 2013

Hallelujah Concerts

First children’s choir concert at The Point, Dublin.

1996
Vatican

Vatican City, Rome

1,500 voices to perform in front of Pope John Paul II.

1997
Birth Of Yv

The Birth of Young Voices

Young Voices Concerts in Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast. 

1998
Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu Tribute

Tribute to Bishop Desmond Tutu took place as part of the celebrations for the Living South Africa Memorial, at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

2001
Guinness

Guinness World Record 

6,846 children from 159 schools sang in unison at Manchester Evening News Arena.

2002
Guinness

Guinness World Record 

Largest simultaneous sing-along, 83,637 participants from hundreds of schools across the UK singing “Tell Me Why”.

2005
Guinness

Guinness World Record 

Largest simultaneous sing-along, 293,978 participants at 1,616 locations throughout the UK singing “Lean on Me”.

2007
02 Firstconcert

First Concert in The O2, London

Full capacity sell-out concerts at The O2, London.

2008
South Africa2

YV South Africa

Children from across the city came together to sing as one in the Cape Town City Hall.

2011
Foundation Logo

Launch of YV Foundation Charity

Created for the primary purpose of advancing the education of children by developing their skills and understanding of music and singing as well as support the teachers and other providers of education in this field. 

2012
Guinness 2012

Guinness World Record 

Most backing singers to one vocalist with Connie Talbot at The O2, London.

2015

YV International

Spreading the love of YV with concerts in  major cities acrosss the globe.

2016
20 Years

20th Anniversary 

Over 275,000 attend the YV 20th Anniversary Concerts.

2016
02 Keys

Key to The O2, London

YV CEO, Ben Lewis  is awarded  the Key to The O2  and dedicates the achievement to all the amazing Young Voices Teachers.