Fri, Aug 22nd 2014

Joint session with John Rutter, Eton Choral Course, and Youth Summer Sing

When NYCGB discovered that the National Youth Choir's summer 2014 Durham residency overlapped with an Eton Choral Course, we couldn't miss the opportunity to arrange a joint singing session. Sage Gateshead also supported the event, bringing a group of young singers who will take part in Youth Summer Sing next week.

John Rutter, President of NYCGB and a long-standing supporter of the Eton Choral Courses, kindly agreed to conduct the session, and together the young singers sang John Rutter's own collection of spirituals, Feel the Spirit.

Melanie Marshall, for whom the solo line was written, also joined the large group of singers.

The last part of the afternoon saw informal performances by the Eton Choral Course (Bruckner Motet) and National Youth Choir (Victoria's Dixit Dominus) and Feel the Spirit with all the singers. It's fair to say that such a fantastic concentration of expertise and talent is extremely rare and the results spoke for themselves.

Thu, Aug 7th 2014

FREE Open Day! Cumbria, 20 August 2014

Calling all young singers and singing teachers!

Want to sing with one of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain for the afternoon?

On Wednesday 20 August, the 100-strong NYCGB Training Choir North will be rehearsing at St Bees School as part of their week-long residency. Join the choir and conductor Greg Beardsell and his team from 2-6pm to experience what being in one of the NYCGB choirs is like. Join in or observe rehearsals and chat with the staff and members about the choirs and what NYCGB are doing around West Cumbria over the next year. The afternoon is totally free and dinner is included at 6pm.

Phone Rosehill Theatre on 01946 692422 or email and book your place. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Fri, Aug 1st 2014

Course contact information

Course contact information for summer 2014 can be found here:

Tue, Jul 29th 2014

Tickets for Tonbridge/Training Choir South

Tickets for Training Choir South's concert in Tonbridge School Chapel, 7.30pm on Monday 11 August, are now only available on the door from 7pm, cash or cheque only. Parents/carers will also be able to buy tickets in person at the course registration on Monday 4 August (cash or cheque only). There are still some tickets left, and it promises to be a fantastic event as ever!

Mon, Jun 30th 2014

Office contact email notice

The email address is suffering from a spamming issue so has been disabled as of today (Monday 30 June). Please use to reach Amanda Wood, Choirs Administrator from now on.

Fri, Jun 27th 2014

New video: Creating She Lost My Crossed Heart

The story behind Shlomo's piece She Lost My Crossed Heart for Training Choirs this April: how it was devised, composed, choreographed and pulled together for performance in Birmingham Town Hall.

Wed, Apr 30th 2014

New video: Shlomo première

The official video of the world première of She Lost My Crossed Heart by Shlomo is here!

Go to NYCGB's YouTube channel to watch the video

Performed by the combined Training Choirs North and South at Birmingham Town Hall, Friday 18 April 2014, choreographed by Tony Thatcher of TrinityLaban and conducted by Greg Beardsell.

NYCGB is grateful to the PRS for Music Foundation for supporting its new music programme for 2014, which includes this commission from Shlomo.

Thu, Apr 24th 2014

Listen Again: Leeds concert on BBC Radio 3

The choirs of NYCGB have had a wonderful spring holiday with four courses and four outstanding concerts. BBC Radio 3 recorded the National Youth Choir's concert in Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 19 April, and is playing parts if it over several days after each evening's Live in Concert. One of the highlights of the concert was Hubert Parry's Songs of Farewell, which you can hear again on this link until Thursday 1 May.

Listen to Parry's Songs of Farewell and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb on BBC Radio 3 Listen Again

We'll shortly have some material from the Training Choirs' joint concert in Birmingham the previous evening, so watch this space!

Tue, Mar 25th 2014

Videos of our choirs

Find out more about NYCGB with these videos of our singers and conductors in action. There's a conducting workshop with members of Training Choir South, a recording session with the Girls' Choirs and an introduction to the Chamber Choir. Don't forget to adjust your sound settings so that you can hear the singing!

Video: An NYCGB conducting workshop

Video: Girls' Choirs recording Britten's A Ceremony of Carols

Video: Meet the Chamber Choir

Mon, Mar 24th 2014

May Auditions: Boys' Choir

We're seeking boy trebles from school years 5-10 to join the NYCGB Boys' Choir starting in summer 2014. There are two days of auditions this May, Tuesday 13 (Kensington, London) and Thursday 22 (York). Apply for your audition now, or help us to find outstanding trebles by sharing the links below!

Find out more about auditions, and apply for an audition this May

Don't forget, we offer financial assistance which anyone can apply for. All our courses are subsidised, but additional financial assistance is available to help outstanding singers who would otherwise not be join in.

Read more about our bursaries here

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