Help BYC take part in the World Choir Games 2020

by Barnsley Youth Choir in Barnsley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 28th March 2020 we successfully raised £11,233 with 136 supporters in 49 days

BYC has been invited to represent GB in the World Choir Games in Flanders 2020. Our children desperately need your help to raise funds.

by Barnsley Youth Choir in Barnsley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With any further funds that we raise we will offer full bursaries to those members who are really struggling to meet the costs of the trip. Our members will pay a contribution and funds raised will subsidise costs for all members. This additional money will allow us to really support our most vulnerable members fully and ensure that their families are not under financial pressure. 


WORLD CHOIR GAMES 2020

Please help us raise money to support 78 children and young people so that they have a chance to represent Great Britain in the World Choir Games. 


We are asking you to support fantastic organisation and a registered charity that supports over 450 children and young people aged 4-24 years old in an area of significant deprivation. We aim to give young people amazing life-changing opportunities regardless of their financial background.

A video from the 2017 European Choir Games that BYC competed in.

We are seeking to take 78 of our members aged between 10-24 years of age on a trip of a lifetime. Barnsley Youth Choir has been invited to represent Great Britain in the 2020 World Choir Games. This competition is often referred to as the Choir Olympics and is the most important choral competition in the world. Around 600 choirs of over 100 nationalities will take part – around 20,000 singers in total – in the beautiful region of Flanders, Belgium. 

This is the biggest and most important competition in choral history. Its scale and standard is unprecedented and our young people will be exposed to the finest singers in the world and grow so much from the experience. 

A video from the 2015 European Choir Games that BYC competed in

The children have already raised £20,000 at a Sponsored Singathon where they sang for 13 hours non-stop without a break through the night – a huge undertaking and incredibly hard work! They are planning all sorts of other events. The whole organisation is working so hard to raise money but these young people really need your help. 

A video from the 2017 European Choir Games when BYC first worked with the incredible TUKS Camerata from Pretoria, South Africa. 

Barnsley Youth Choir is a registered charity and voluntary organisation that supports an amazing team of children who live in an area of rich and proud heritage but extreme deprivation. We provide outstanding opportunities for over 400 young people to access world class training, give exceptional performances in this country and abroad, empower young people and strengthen connections throughout the local community; irrespective of a child’s background or financial status. 


Barnsley Youth Choir has become a flagship ensemble that represents the town on a local, national and international stage. BYC received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2017 - something that we are incredibly proud of and reflects the huge amount of work that our team of volunteers put in to support our young people.




BYC is now ranked 5th in the World Rankings and is currently the highest ranked GB choir in the Interkultur World Rankings.

Click here to see the World Rankings World Rankings in Categories BYC compete in - POP/GOSPEL/SPIRITUAL/JAZZ etc.


Click on this link to see results of International Competitions INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

When you are on this site click on 3 of the major competitions that BYC has competed in to read results in full;

2014 Riga, Latvia - WORLD CHOIR GAMES

2015 Magdeburg, Germany - EUROPEAN CHOIR GAMES

2017 Riga, Latvia - EUROPEAN CHOIR GAMES

Please be reassured that any money raised will have a huge impact on young people in Barnsley their families and their communities and, as a voluntary organisation, you can be assured that every penny raised will go directly to them. This is a life-changing opportunity and will do so much to raise their self-esteem, perceptions and aspirations.  Any support you can offer could make a huge difference to them and we will seek to reward your support in a variety of ways.


Without your support this trip really won't be possible. 

THANK YOU!!


Examples of rewards include;

An A5 advert in one of our programmes - look in our archive by clicking here Examples of BYC Programmes

WCG Experience Concert - TUKS Camerata (University of Pretoria) will perform in this concert

10th Anniversary T-Shirt                      Our most recent Album - JOY!

BYC Supporters Polo Shirt                    BYC Supporters Hoodie

More information about Barnsley Youth Choir is available via our website

BYC Website - click here

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

2 of 1000 claimed

Have your name on a BYC Programme

This gesture of support will be recognised in our World Choir Games Experience Concert. We will print your name in the programme in recognition of your pledge. Every pound will make a huge difference to our young people and we are really grateful!

£15 or more

3 of 100 claimed

An Exclusive 10th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT (GB)

GB supporters only. The reward for this pledge is a wonderful black BYC t-shirt with our special 10th Anniversary Logo. It's a special 'one off' and something that we hope that members and supporters will wear with pride and keep as a special memento of this landmark. £15 includes postage and packing to a GB address.

£20 or more

26 of 270 claimed

WCG EXPERIENCE CONCERT - Sat 4th July 2.00pm

Special 2.00pm CONCERT - Emmanuel Church An incredibly special reward. See two world famous choirs perform a concert of an exceptional standard. TUKS Camerata (South Africa) and BYC will sing 2 sets of competition pieces each, replicating the World Choir Games in Flanders. This will be the only day that these teams will sing these pieces in Barnsley. A special concert of the highest standard that you will remember forever. ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!

£20 or more

134 of 270 claimed

WCG EXPERIENCE CONCERT - Sat 4th July 7.00pm

Special 7.00pm CONCERT - Emmanuel Church An incredibly special reward. See two world famous choirs perform a concert of an exceptional standard. TUKS Camerata (South Africa) and BYC will sing 2 sets of competition pieces each, replicating the World Choir Games in Flanders. This will be the only day that these teams will sing these pieces in Barnsley. A special concert of the highest standard that you will remember forever. ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!

£22 or more

5 of 100 claimed

SPECIAL WCG 2020 SUPPORTERS POLO SHIRT

A really high quality polo shirt in white and blue that has embroidered logos is the perfect statement to say that you support the BYC team. Even if you can't travel to come to see the concerts it's something that you can wear for future events. This is the only way you can purchase one - it's exclusive to Crowdfunder. The price doesn't include postage and would need to be collected from Barnsley or we can arrange postage for an additional fee

£25 or more

0 of 100 claimed

An Exclusive 10th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT (Overseas)

The reward for this pledge is a wonderful black BYC t-shirt with our special 10th Anniversary Logo. It's a special 'one off' and something that we hope that members and supporters will wear with pride and keep as a special memento of this landmark. £20 includes postage and packing to any international address.

£25 or more

0 of 50 claimed

A BYC CD BUNDLE - 3 X JOY AND 1 X WHEN YOU BELIEVE

This pledge will be rewarded with the delivery of 4 fantastic BYC CDs to any GB address. Our Artistic Director will sign them before they are posted to you. A really wonderful opportunity...and there's nothing quite like having a proper CD with beautiful artwork and information. This pledge includes postage and package to any GB address.

£30 or more

2 of 100 claimed

FRIEND OF BYC

This reward makes you a 'Friend of BYC' for one year. In return for this your name will be listed on our website and we will provide you with an enamel badge to wear. Friends of BYC do not seek any specific reward - they just contribute to the choir and recognise that their contribution makes a real difference to the lives of young people in the choir.

£30 or more

46 of 60 claimed

VIP WCG EXPERIENCE CONCERT - Sat 4th July 7.00pm

Special 7.00pm CONCERT WITH RESERVED SEATING - Emmanuel Church An incredibly special reward. See two world famous choirs perform a concert of an exceptional standard. TUKS Camerata (South Africa) and BYC will sing 2 sets of competition pieces each, replicating the World Choir Games in Flanders. This will be the only day that these teams will sing these pieces in Barnsley. A special evening with complimentary refreshments and programmes.

£30 or more

22 of 60 claimed

VIP WCG EXPERIENCE CONCERT - Sat 4th July 2.00pm

Special 2.00pm CONCERT WITH RESERVED SEATING - Emmanuel Church An incredibly special reward. See two world famous choirs perform a concert of an exceptional standard. TUKS Camerata (South Africa) and BYC will sing 2 sets of competition pieces each, replicating the World Choir Games in Flanders. This will be the only day that these teams will sing these pieces in Barnsley. A fantastic event with complimentary refreshments and programmes.

£32 or more

6 of 100 claimed

SPECIAL WCG 2020 SUPPORTERS HOODIE

A high quality, two tone hoodie that has embroidery and printing on it. A very special statement that you are supporting the BYC team in Flanders. This will be the only way to buy one of these - it's exclusive to Crowdfunder. This price does not include postage - it would need to be collected from Barnsley. Postage can be arranged for an additional cost.

£40 or more

6 of 100 claimed

VIDEO DIARY FROM FLANDERS

You will be added to a special private Facebook Group where we will post daily videos (from the day we set off until the day we return) with interviews with the singers and adults on the trip. This will give you a real insight into every facet of the tour and provide a unique opportunity to see what our young people are experiencing. You will need to have a Facebook account to make this reward possible.

£66 or more

6 of 100 claimed

PATRON OF BYC

This reward is an annual patronage to BYC. Your name will be listed on the website, you will be offered 2 free tickets to either the Spring or Christmas Concerts and you will also receive a special pin badge. You will also be invited to a special 'Patrons Night' where you will be able to watch a rehearsal and enjoy refreshments.

£70 or more

0 of 10 claimed

BE OUR VIP GUEST AT A REHEARSAL

This is an experience for 2 people to come and see behind the scenes at a rehearsal. You will meet our team, talk to our artistic director and be able to sit in rehearsals of our Junior Choir, Children's Choir, Intermediate Choir and Senior Choirs. You will have a chance to talk to our older members and one of the choirs will sing a song to you as part of their rehearsal as a thank you. Refreshments included!

£100 or more

0 of 8 claimed

AN A5 ADVERT IN A BYC PROGRAMME

BYC takes enormous pride in the quality of its programmes. Nearly all of our concerts over the last 5 years have been sold out, ensuring that, over the course of a concert weekend, anything up to 1600 audience members look at a programme. It is also posted on our website forever and promoted on social media to ensure that you will continue to get exposure. A fabulous reward for a business.

£250 or more

7 of 78 claimed

SPONSOR A CHILD

This is a very special pledge that provides a single member with the additional funding required to go on this trip. This money will pay towards accommodation, food, transport, insurance, clothing, competition fees and tickets. We will reward this support by publicising your/your organisation's name/logo on our website, via social media and at concerts and other events. Your name will also be printed on the back of every tour t-shirt worn.

£250 or more

0 of 3 claimed

A 2 HOUR SINGING WORKSHOP WITH MAT WRIGHT MBE

Mat has an outstanding international reputation and is in demand as an adjudicator, clinician and workshop leader. He has worked with some of the best choirs in the world and delivered workshops in Stockholm, Sochi, Barcelona, Paris, Pretoria and throughout GB. He has a real eye for detail, infectious enthusiasm and has worked with many outstanding choirs. This must be within 45 mins travelling from Barnsley. What an amazing reward for a choir!

£500 or more

0 of 6 claimed

SILVER SPONSORSHIP OF BYC FOR 2020-21

Silver Sponsors have a number of rewards for one year. This includes: name / logo on the website, 2 silver sponsor BYC badges, hyperlink to your organisation from our website, an A5 advert in one of our programmes, 2 VIP tickets to our May and December Concerts (free programmes/reserved seating/free refreshments) and an invitation to a special 'Sponsor's Evening' where you will chat with members, meet directors and watch a rehearsal

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

GOLD SPONSORSHIP OF BYC FOR 2020-21

Become a Gold Sponsor for a year and enjoy many benefits: your logo on the homepage of the website, hyperlink to your organisation, an A5 advert in one of our programmes, a framed photograph of the choir, 2 VIP tickets to both the May and December concerts (free refreshments, programmes & reserved seating), invitation to a special sponsor's evening (speak to members and directors) official sponsorship of a concert with space for a stand/promotion

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