The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB), a leading youth choral organisation, has announced the appointment of Ruth Evans as Head of Artistic Planning and Participation.
NYCGB has created this new role to support the achievement of the organisation’s future ambitions for its artistic vision, aiming to increase the reach and impact of its engagement and learning programmes.
Ruth Evans joins the organisation from Glyndebourne Opera House in Sussex, where she was Senior Education Projects Manager, having previously worked at Welsh National Opera as Producer (Youth & Community). Originally from North Wales, she is an NYCGB alumna and studied as a choral scholar at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University before gaining a Masters in Music from Bangor University. Evans is a choral conductor and part of the tutor teams at Sing for Pleasure, CȃnSing and Morland Choristers’ Camp.
Ruth Evans said:
‘I am incredibly excited to be joining the NYCGB team in this dynamic new role of Head of Artistic Planning & Participation. In particular working with remarkable young singers from across the length and breadth of the UK, supporting colleagues to deliver NYCGB’s high-quality artistic vision and develop the ambitious Learning and Engagement programme.’
Anne Besford, NYCGB Chief Executive, said:
‘We’re delighted to welcome Ruth to NYCGB; her skills and experience are a perfect match for this exciting new post, and we’re really looking forward to working with her. She will play a key role in ensuring NYCGB remains at the forefront of artistic and educational practice, enabling us to reach even more young people with exciting new opportunities in choral music.’
The NYCGB Learning and Engagement programme is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, ABRSM, Peter Sowerby Foundation, The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust, Holbeck Trust, The Catherine Cookson Trust, The Gillian Dickinson Trust and The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity.
Header photo: Ruth Evans © James Bellorini Photography