An early Christmas present for DYT Kids and Youth Choir!

Members of the DYT Kids and Youth Choir were invited to perform with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Radio Manchester’s Christmas Concert held at Dukinfield on Dec 15th 2023.

The choir’s Musical Director, Liz Taylor, said that all of her Christmases had come early as she heard her choir sing with this world renowned orchestra.

They performed two songs, “Santa Claus is coming to town” and “Do you hear what I hear?” accompanied by members of the orchestra who were dressed head to toe in Christmas gear, including the double bass player dressed head to toe as a snowman!

Rob Wallington, the conductor that evening had described the children, aged 7-14, as “complete professionals”. He told a sold out audience that he was so impressed with the children as they hadn’t been at all fazed when they came to the BBC studios for the first time to sing with the orchestra. The fitted in perfectly and were so well rehearsed that the orchestra finished early!

The children were thrilled with the experience with many parents talking about how lucky the children felt to have been part of the experience and how many were still buzzing days after it!

The concert was broadcast several times leading up to Christmas Day and twice on Christmas Eve.

Listen below. (Two parts).

Part 1

Part 2