Now in its 22nd season, Highbury Youth Choir (formerly Highbury Young Singers) was formed to provide children and young people with the opportunity to perform with world-class professional
musicians alongside Highbury-based chamber choir Eclectic Voices. Our three choirs now comprise young people aged 5-18, and perform all over London and beyond.
Alexander L’Estrange’s cantata Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose is a sequence of choral arrangements of songs from the time of King Henry VIII, sea shanties, and an original song by
L’Estrange, Full Fathom Five. Featuring an SATB choir, unison children’s choir and jazz quintet (piano, bass, drums, accordion & violin), this performance forms the basis of
Ahoy! London, a major choral outreach project run by Highbury Youth Choirs in partnership with the Voices of London Festival.
The Islington performance of Ahoy! features Highbury Junior Choir alongside other youth music groups and choirs from local schools.