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!
Office contact email notice
The firstname.lastname@example.org email address is suffering from a spamming issue so has been disabled as of today (Monday 30 June). Please use email@example.com to reach Amanda Wood, Choirs Administrator from now on.
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.
New video: Shlomo première
The official video of the world première of She Lost My Crossed Heart by Shlomo is here!
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.
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.
We'll shortly have some material from the Training Choirs' joint concert in Birmingham the previous evening, so watch this space!
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!
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!
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.
Booking for summer concerts
Tickets will soon be on sale for summer concerts in Cambridge, St Bees (Cumbria) and Sage Gateshead.
We'll add further information about the concerts shortly. Watch this space or sign up to our e-bulletins to hear more.
Music playlists available
If you're wondering what you'll be singing on your course this Easter - or if you are booking tickets and want to know more about what you'll hear at the concert, check out our music page for a taster of the music. Our music directors have selected some of the pieces for you to listen to in advance. We need to add that of course all performances are unique and different conductors do things in different ways, so the NYCGB performance may not be the same as the recordings here which are on Spotify.
Thank you - Alumni event
A relaxed and informal choir of alumni met at Christ Church Spitalfields on Saturday 18 January for a rehearsal and a short concert. It was fantastic to meet up with so many alumni, the singing was wonderful, and the concert was moving and entertaining. We've had some lovely feedback, and yes, we are definitely going to have another alumni event, so watch this space! A very big thank you to everyone, the singers, their families and alumni in the audience, and all those who couldn't be there but helped to publicise the event and send their support via cheery Twitter and Facebook posts.