EYM Refugee Choirs began in August 2018 when we invited 32 young refugees and asylum-seekers to join European Youth Music Week and perform a piece of choral music alongside the symphony orchestra.  

In August 2019 we recreated the choir in Ede, Netherlands, to be part of the 2019 European Youth Music Week. The choir performed at Amnesty International’s Midlands Conference, been featured as part of the Royal Society of Arts’ Change Stories and performed at Bristol Refugee Festival. 

Take a look at our gallery to see what EYMRC has been up to. You can also follow us on social media for regular updates.

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Firty loves singing as part of EYMRC and making new friends.

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European Youth Music Celebration Concert

On Friday 3rd August 2018 the European Youth Music Refugee Choir and symphony orchestra came together and performed specially-commissioned Ubi Bene Ibi Patria by Chris Wilcox.

For most of our choir, this was their very first performance. The performance was captured by Channel 4 News.