Barnsley Youth Choir (BYC) has impacted on the lives of hundreds of children in Barnsley and beyond in the 10 years since it was established. The group has six choirs meeting in three areas of Barnsley allowing easy access for all members and families who wish to be part of it. BYC is first and foremost a community choir serving an area of deprivation where 1 in 4 children live in poverty. The choir is highly inclusive and consists of over 400 singers. With a bursary available to enable their full participation, BYC is accessible to as many families as possible.
More than 60 volunteers play an active role in the choir with the majority attending weekly to support and enable smooth, supportive and secure space for children to sing, belong and be part of. BYC is a registered charity that seeks to provide outstanding opportunities for young people who live in Barnsley and has developed a reputation for excellence.