The Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir is dedicated to providing young singers with the opportunity to achieve musical excellence through a comprehensive program of vocal training and first-class performance experiences. It consists of about fifty young people between the ages of twelve and eighteen. Formed in 1995, the choir performs regularly at Philharmonic Hall with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. Simon Emery became music director in 1998. Besides the annual Christmas Carol Concerts, recent performances include Mahler’s Symphony no. 3, Orff’s Carmina Burana, David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus, and the European premiere of Daniel Brewbaker’s Fields of Vision.