Gabrieli Roar

“Our work has proved that the higher one sets the bar, the higher young people jump; the barrier between young and old, professional and amateur is indeed a largely artificial one.” PAUL MCCREESH

Gabrieli Roar is a unique and exciting partnership between Gabrieli and a carefully selected network of diverse British youth choirs. Taking a bold stance on the ability of young singers, we challenge them to perform side-by-side with our professional musicians and immerse them in the renowned energy of Gabrieli’s performances and recordings.

Led by Artistic Director Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Roar provides support and encouragement for youth choirs aspiring to achieve more, particularly in areas of low cultural provision. We help young singers to excel, develop their confidence in their own abilities and nurture a love of choral music. Gabrieli Roar is uncompromising in its commitment to enriching people’s lives through music.

Join Gabrieli Roar

Gabrieli Roar’s activities in 2018 focus on our choral extravaganza project An English Coronation. Eight youth choirs from across the country will join us for a residential course at Wymondham College, Norfolk and a performance at Ely Cathedral, followed by recording sessions for a commercial CD. This exciting project reimagines a royal coronation, drawing on the music programmed at the four coronations of the last century to create a choral extravaganza of repertoire from five centuries, from Tallis and Handel to Walton and Vaughan Williams.

We welcome youth choirs, school choirs – any kind of choir where young people’s enthusiasm and commitment to singing great choral repertoire are celebrated! If you think your choir has what it takes to be involved in this fun but demanding programme, contact John McMunn at