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NYCGB auditions: start something amazing
ABRSM is pleased to be one of the two principal supporters of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain’s (NYCGB) Fellowship Programme Talented young singers between Year 5 of school and the age of 21 (as of 31 August 2016) are encouraged to start something amazing and book an audition for their chance to join one of NYCGB’s outstanding choirs:
- The National Youth Boys’ Choir (School Year 5 – age 15)
For boy trebles and boys with changing voices of outstanding ability and potential.
- The National Youth Girls’ Choir (School Year 6 – age 15)
For girls of outstanding ability and potential.
- The National Youth Training Choir (ages 14-18)
For mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) of outstanding ability and potential.
- The National Youth Choir (ages 16-21)
NYCGB’s flagship ensemble, for mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) of outstanding ability.
Successful auditionees will be invited to take part in up to two residential courses per year (including rehearsals, musicianship classes, individual and group coaching, and career advice for older members), as well as recording sessions, broadcasts, music videos, concerts, and tours. NYCGB Director Ben Parry said: “Every talented young choral singer in the UK, whatever their background, should know that NYCGB is a place where they can grow as singers and as people. Nobody should rule an audition out because they think that we don’t sing the right music, or because they worry that they won’t be able to afford it. If you have a great voice, and the passion and ability to take your singing to the highest level, then NYCGB is for you.”
2016 audition dates and locations*
|Friday 28 October||London 1|
|Saturday 29 October||Birmingham 1
|Sunday 30 October||Birmingham 2
|Monday 31 October||London 2
|Wednesday 2 November||Exeter|
|Saturday 5 November||Bristol
|Sunday 6 November||North Norfolk|
|Monday 7 November||London 3|
|Saturday 12 November||Edinburgh
|Sunday 13 November||Carlisle
|Monday 14 November||Gateshead|
* Please note that NYCGB does not publish venue information for administrative and safeguarding purposes. Candidates receive venue details with their booking confirmation email. NYCGB tries to ensure that all audition venues are easily accessible by public transport.
Auditions cost £35. The NYCGB Bursary Scheme offers financial assistance to help auditionees with this cost, and the cost of travel to their auditions. Successful auditionees can apply for financial assistance with the costs of membership, courses and travel.
Please note that booking closes at 16.00 on Wednesday 19 October.