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The Category Young Persons Singing Groups and Choirs is a subset of Singing Groups and Choirs. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Young Persons Singing Groups and Choirs which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Group/Choir's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Young Persons Singing Groups and Choirs do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Amabile Choirs

- Angelicus Celtis

- Bournville Young Singers

- Felixstowe Children's Choir

Fulham Children’s Choir

- Glasgow Youth Choir

- London Youth Choirs

- NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir

- Oxford Youth Choirs

- Peterborough Young Singers

- Phoenix [Cambridge]

  

! Young Persons Singing Groups and Choirs KEY
VISITS (to Website)59
VIEWS (of this Record)181

'Established in February 2009 to serve the children and young people of Barnsley. The choir currently has over 250 members aged between 7 and 23 years old and is divided into three smaller choirs – The Children’s Choir, The Training Choir, and The Senior Choir ... The choir performs a varied repertoire of music that includes Classical, Pop, Gospel and Folk music.'

 

+ Barnsley Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)646
VIEWS (of this Record)357

'We welcome children who love to sing aged 6 - 12 years ... There are no auditions for joining our Choir ... The accent on our choir is on enjoyment and building confidence and we will be delighted to welcome you to a rehearsal. The children come from schools across B&NeS.' ALERT ’Sadly, we have decided to end the Bath Children’s Choir.’ [January 2018]

+ Bath Children's Choir
VISITS (to Website)159
VIEWS (of this Record)280

‘Established in 1993 to provide an opportunity for girls and boys aged six to eleven to enjoy music making away from a school environment and to perform different styles of singing in a variety of venues. At least a dozen schools are usually represented. The Youth Voices began in 2004 for the 11+ age group. It gives a continuing role for older children and gives extra scope and a wider range of music for us all to enjoy.'

+ Beckenham Junior Choir
VISITS (to Website)192
Also indexedBeckenham Youth Voices
VIEWS (of this Record)417

'The Bristol Youth Choir is made up of a Junior section for children aged from 7 to 11 years, and Senior section for singers aged from 12 to 18 years. They sing a wide range of repertoire from action songs and songs from the shows to classical pieces. They take part in a minimum of 3 concerts per year.'

 

+ Bristol Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)220
VIEWS (of this Record)520

‘Concert choir with a well-established reputation for quality performance and musical education ... Our aim is to help boys discover their musical abilities in an environment that encourages them to have fun while avoiding the peer pressure that can sometimes discourage them from singing at school. To achieve that the choir is​ completely independent of any school or church, financed entirely from subscriptions and donations and receives no funding from statutory bodies ... The choir perform an average of 10 concerts per year around Bromley and in central London, take part in local and national competitions, and tour abroad.’

 

+ Bromley Boy Singers
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of this Record)228

‘Founded in 1968 by Pamela Cook, The Cantamus Girls Choir is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England and consists of 40 girls aged between 13 and 19. Throughout its career critics have acclaimed its performance and its impeccable technique.’

 

+ Cantamus Girls Choir
VISITS (to Website)272
VIEWS (of this Record)204

Founded in 1994 in Bishop’s Stortford: ‘Cantate is divided into three distinct groups which perform on their own and in combination with the other groups. Each choir performs at least one concert a term and sometimes more, depending on the demands of the season. Most rehearsals take place on Sundays during the school term, though occasionally there are Saturday and mid-week rehearsals ahead of performances ... The Senior Choir is often asked to perform on a national stage, and is a partner choir for Gabrieli ROAR – a training scheme run for some of the finest youth choirs in the UK.’

 

+ Cantate Youth Choirs
VISITS (to Website)194
Also indexedGabrieli ROAR
VIEWS (of this Record)225

‘A youth choir for 11 years and above ... Fire Starters Choir for 7 - 10 year olds ... We believe that singing is for everyone, and that if you add a bit of movement and an element of fun, you get a musical performance which is engaging for both audience and performer. We launched our community youth choir on 10th September 2015 and have 50 young people join us each week for our sessions.’ ALERT At Review, Website inaccessible, Link replaced with Facebook Page.

 

+ Choir on Fire Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)228

Formed 2001: ‘Codetta is an internationally acclaimed chamber choir based in Derry, N. Ireland ... From an initial group of two choirs, the scheme has now expanded to cater for over 200 choristers performing in a variety of ensembles: Primary Girls, Junior Girls, Boys, Youth and Codetta. Codetta’s members are all originally from Derry but now live, work and study in towns and cities throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe. The wide-ranging repertoire that the choir performs is prepared at intensive weekend rehearsals held monthly throughout the year’.

+ Codetta
VISITS (to Website)157
VIEWS (of this Record)238

‘Established in January 2001, as part of a major new initiative to boost singing in Cornish Primary Schools ... The choir stems from a partnership between Truro Cathedral and the Cornwall Music Service Department and comprises children from all over Cornwall. The project came about following a radical decision to use the musical resources of the Cathedral, in the form of its choristers, to help bring singing back into the community’s primary schools. The Junior Choir was then set up to give those youngsters wanting to take their singing further a vehicle to enable them to do so.‘

 

+ Cornwall Junior Choir
VISITS (to Website)94
VIEWS (of this Record)131

Formed 2011. The Choir’s founder, Charles Spanner, ‘recognised that in the modern curriculum there is a lack of regular music activity for children, and so he created the Dover Community Youth Choir as a way of fulfilling a local need ... Singing is the most exacting exercise that the human body can do ... The choir are physically exercised and mentally exercised, especially when faced with new venues and audiences ... Members have raised self-esteem and confidence; they make new friends and have a sense of belonging to the community’.

+ Dover Community Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)69
VIEWS (of this Record)145

‘We are open to boys and girls from Primary 2 to 7 and Secondary 1-6. Membership is open to all interested children, and there is no pre-requisite for admission. If you are interested in singing, you will love being in Dunfermline Junior Chorus. The Chorus is split into 4 choirs: The Wee Music Makers, The Music Makers, The Junior Choir, and the Senior Choir. Our repertoire is diverse and ranges from African to Gospel to Traditional and Popular. We perform a minimum of 3 concerts per year.’

 

+ Dunfermline Junior Chorus
VISITS (to Website)155
VIEWS (of this Record)208

‘Seeks to provide children and young people from Canterbury and Elham Valley with the chance to develop their vocal technique, ensemble singing, performance skills and general musicianship to an advanced level. Youngsters will be encouraged to aim for the highest possible standards, whilst enjoying the fun of music making in a friendly and supportive group. The choirs will perform concerts in local venues, often for local charities, as well as venturing further afield to large scale events and national competitions.’

 

+ Elham Valley Voices
VISITS (to Website)120
VIEWS (of this Record)216

'One of the UK’s leading upper voice choirs for 11-18 year-olds, offering exceptional performance opportunities of secular and sacred music covering many different styles. The choir undertakes annual tours within the UK or abroad. In addition, it regularly commissions new music and arrangements and has recorded more than a dozen CDs. The FYC family has members from age 6 upwards and consists of five choirs: Farnham Youth Choir, FYC Boys Choir, FYC Girls Choir, FYC Training Choir and the Alumni Choir.'

+ Farnham Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)359

‘FCMG was founded in 1958 to give the first amateur performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, and for most of its life has been the most celebrated children’s choir of its kind in the UK. Since its formation it has pursued an ongoing commitment to the commissioning of new music for children’s voices ... FCMG is regularly invited to supply the children’s chorus for major choral works ... New members are always welcome to join FCMG. There are four different choirs and the age range of the children is from four to eighteen. The Beginners and Intermediates choirs are open to all. In order to enter into the Senior and Chamber choirs, it is necessary to audition. Children may join FCMG at any time – it is not essential to have passed through the early stages of FCMG in order to audition for the Senior Choir.’

 

+ Finchley Children’s Music Group
VISITS (to Website)175
VIEWS (of this Record)226

‘One of the leading youth choirs in the country ... and numbers around 70 singers ranging in age from 8 - 21. As well as giving our own concerts we perform with partners such as Musica Kirklees, The Lindley Band, Brighouse and Rastrick Band and many local choirs, often performing in Halifax Minster and Huddersfield Town Hall ... We like competing in music competitions and over recent years have been very successful ...’

 

+ Halifax Young Singers
VISITS (to Website)148
VIEWS (of this Record)276

‘For mixed voices aged 7-21 and is for those that want to have fun and learn new skills at the same time. The rehearsals include popular songs, music from the shows, and many more styles, and will help with learning to read music as well as learning to sing in new and different languages. We gather members from all areas of Hertfordshire so whether you are in Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth, Welwyn, Ware etc you are welcome to come along. Due to demand we are also accepting members from Luton and Bedfordshire.’

 

+ Hertfordshire Community Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)184

'Our fabulous choristers are boys and girls aged from 7 to 16 years who come Llanelli, South Wales and surrounding areas ... After hearing the choir, you'd never believe it that the choir prides itself on no auditions! There are no musical or educational prerequisites to join the choir - except the willingness to learn and a love of singing! ... We perform an exciting and varied repertoire of music to suit all types of performances and broadcasts. The current repertoire includes magical moments from the world of classical music, musical theatre, pop and international folk, sacred and Christmas works - performed in English, Welsh, German, Latin, Hebrew ...' ALERT Unable to raise Website at Review; referenced the Choirs’ Facebook Page instead.

+ Hywel Girls' Choir & Hywel Boy Singers
VISITS (to Website)188
VIEWS (of this Record)283

‘A youth chamber choir based in London. Set up in 2011 as a collaboration between Ralph Allwood, ex-Director of Music at Eton College, and Ed Watkins, Director of Music at the West London Free School. The aim of the choir is to bring together great singers from a group of state schools in London with the best choral direction from the private sector to create a choir that tackles challenging music to a first class standard ... WLFS is the first of the government’s new free schools and is a specialist music school where music teaching is rated Outstanding by Ofsted.‘

+ Inner Voices
VISITS (to Website)116
VIEWS (of this Record)234

‘A choir for girls aged between 10 and 18 years. We are based in the village of Charvil near Reading, Berkshire ...  We will be taking part in a number of concerts and events throughout the year.’

 

+ Jewel Tones
VISITS (to Website)57
VIEWS (of this Record)112

‘The Kinder Children’s Choirs is located in the beautiful hills of rural north Derbyshire, England. It was named after the famous Derbyshire Peak District landmark Kinder Scout ... We believe music is a real enrichment of a child’s development and education. We offer bursaries, so that children are not precluded for reasons of cost. There are also no voice tests or auditions to gain entry to the Choirs’ training programme. Our regular performances include prestigious venues, such as cathedrals and national concert halls. The overwhelming success of the children’s choirs led to the launch of an adult choir. The Kinder Chorus welcomes singers of all ages, irrespective of musical experience. Each season the Chorus performs with professional musicians at the Buxton Opera House.’

 

+ Kinder Choirs of The High Peak
VISITS (to Website)41
Also indexedKinder Children’s Choirs | Kinder Chorus
VIEWS (of this Record)121

Originally formed as a result of the UK Government’s national “Sing Up” program - which ran for four years from 2007. King’s College ‘helped to bring quality singing to school children across the local community, culminating in concerts at their world famous chapel. Twenty-five Cambridgeshire primary schools took part, and King’s Junior Voices was formed ... We are a free, non-auditioned Saturday morning choir for Cambridge children aged 7-13, which meets from 10.30am-12.00 in King’s College School Hall ... Older members of the choir can stay on until they are 16 in our extension group “The Robins” which stays on for an additional forty-five minutes each Saturday. Membership of this group is by invitation’.

 

+ King’s Junior Voices
VISITS (to Website)114
VIEWS (of this Record)237

'An exciting initiative to provide Leicester's young singers with a first class choral education and to create a flagship ensemble to represent the city and shire of Leicester both locally and further afield. We are building one of the finest youth choirs in the country alongside our training choir, where we aim to develop choral singing and provide young singers in Leicester with high-level choral training and performance opportunities. New Leicester Youth Chorus welcomes young people aged 6-25 years through our two different choirs: Junior Chorus; Senior Chorus.'

+ Leicester Youth Chorus
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)448

‘A choir for young people aged 8 to 18 (unbroken voices), established in 1997 ... The choir focuses on part-singing and harmonies and a wide range of music from classical to contemporary, including jazz, folk and pop arrangements, so there is a type of music for everyone! It is a very enjoyable choir and a great opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy singing. MKYC generally sings in 2 or 3 parts (Soprano 1, Soprano 2 and Altos).’

+ Milton Keynes Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)103
VIEWS (of this Record)243

National Youth Arts Wales (NYAW) provides a platform for talented young people by offering exceptional performance and development opportunities for Wales’ young actors, dancers, instrumentalists and singers. We do this through the six national youth arts ensembles [including]: National Youth Orchestra of Wales ... National Youth Choir of Wales ... National Youth Brass Band of Wales ... National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales ... Bringing together the best of the best of Wales’ young musicians, the national youth music ensembles are on tour across Wales performing first-class repertoires under the leadership of world-renowned conductors.’

 

+ National Youth Arts Wales
VISITS (to Website)138
Also indexedNational Youth Orchestra of Wales | National Youth Choir of Wales | National Youth Brass Band of Wales | National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales
VIEWS (of this Record)121

‘NYCNI, previously know as Ulster Youth Choir was established in 1999 by Christopher Bell and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Since then the organisation has expanded its activity establishing the Training Choir as well as providing choral workshops province wide and offering training opportunities for schools, teachers and extended vocal training for existing members. NYCNI has performed across Northern Ireland and beyond.’

 

+ National Youth Choir of Northern Ireland
VISITS (to Website)192
Also indexedUlster Youth Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)539

'Established in 1996 to provide opportunities for young people, teachers and choir directors to support and develop choral singing across Scotland.' In addition to the National Joint, Boys, and Girls Choirs, the organization supports about a score of Regional Choirs throughout Scotland.

 

+ National Youth Choir of Scotland
VISITS (to Website)165
VIEWS (of this Record)296

'Young singers (boys from school year 5 and girls from school year 6) can join one of our five choirs: National Youth Boys' Choir; National Youth Chamber Choir; National Youth Choir; National Youth Girls' Choir; National Youth Training Choir.'

 

+ National Youth Choirs of Great Britain
VISITS (to Website)758
VIEWS (of this Record)212

‘Offers a unique opportunity for girls and boys aged between 7 and 18 to enjoy all kinds of music. Launched by Ronald Corp in 1991, the Choir has appeared in all the major London concert halls with the UK’s finest symphony orchestras and conductors, has collaborated with opera companies in the UK and abroad, made dozens of recordings and broadcasts, and has appeared with internationally renowned artists ... With children drawn from schools from all over London (over 50 at the last count!) the children make close friendships with one another and across the age groups.’

+ New London Children’s Choir
VISITS (to Website)250
VIEWS (of this Record)232

'Established in 1983, and its main aim is to encourage boys aged six and upwards in their love of singing. It's a fantastic choir, and provides a fun environment for boys to learn a wide variety of music – from Bach to Beatles to Bruno Mars!'

+ Nottingham Boys Choir
VISITS (to Website)193
VIEWS (of this Record)366

‘A choir open to children between the ages of eight and 18. It is the perfect place to gain theatrical and musical experience while also having fun and making new friends. QPJS is affiliated with Queen's Park Singers, the adult choir, who invite us to perform in their concerts. In addition there are other events, for example, carol singing and Queens Park open gardens day. And we eat cake at the end of every rehearsal!’

+ Queen’s Park Junior Singers
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of this Record)261

‘The Rodolfus Choir has established itself firmly ... as one of the leading young choirs in the United Kingdom. Our members are all alumni of the famous Eton Choral Courses [now Rodolfus Foundation Choral Courses] and some of the finest young singers in the country.  Please note that membership of the Rodolfus Choir is by invitation only. The fresh and vibrant sound of the choir is a reflection of our profound sensitivity to dynamic contrast, blend and phrasing ... We have become renowned for imaginative programming, innovative and exciting performances, as well as an extensive array of prestigious recordings.’

 

+ Rodolfus Choir
VISITS (to Website)42
VIEWS (of this Record)136

‘RYC consists of three choir groups: * Romsey Youth Choir –  for young people aged 11 to 18; * Romsey Youth Chamber Choir – for older more experienced members; * Romsey Youth Children’s Choir – for children in school years 4-6. All are non-audition choirs. RYC has a membership of around 100 singers ... Each year the choirs perform in around 15 concerts or festivals ... However, the home venue for the choir is Romsey Abbey where we have our Christmas and summer concerts as well as taking part in other local joint concerts for the community.‘

+ Romsey Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)74
VIEWS (of this Record)198

'Established over 80 years ago. The organisation currently has over 100 members aged between 3 and 18 years old and is divided into three smaller choirs – The Main Choir (for singers aged between 9 - 18), The Older Training Choir (for children aged 6 - 9), and The Younger Training Choir (catering for 3 - 6 year olds). The choir sings a varied repertoire of music that includes Classical, Pop, Gospel and Folk music.'

+ Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)404

‘Fun weekly singing sessions for all ages. We currently run three groups for singers aged 7-11 years, 11-18 years and a new adult choir ... We sing all types of music including choral music, musical theatre, world music and our own commissioned works. There are no auditions, commitment and a desire to sing are all that is required. In return we offer fun, friendship and chances to perform.’

 

+ Sheffield Young Singers
VISITS (to Website)196
Also indexedSheffield Junior Singers | Sheffield Singers
VIEWS (of this Record)185

‘SC Choirs - Singing Community of Choirs - prides itself in being a family of active choirs through its weekly rehearsals and in the community, inspiring a love of music through singing. Formally 'Sutton Coldfield Choirs', we provide fun, inclusive and lively rehearsals which strive for vocal excellence, musicianship and progression. This enriches the lives of our members and their families through unique performance opportunities. We promote a sense of self-worth, self-esteem, accomplishment and pride through our outstanding choral programme.’

+ Singing Community of Choirs
VISITS (to Website)136
Also indexedSutton Coldfield Choirs | Festival of Voices
VIEWS (of this Record)365

‘Highly respected children's choirs drawing from the Southend area performing in major London venues and overseas. Regular broadcasts and recordings ... Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs always welcome new members, and the start of the term is an ideal time to join, and remember there are no joining or membership fees for any of the Southend Choirs. The choirs cater for all ages and experiences, from the youngest Step Up Choir to the 4 – part harmony senior choirs.‘

 

+ Southend Choirs
VISITS (to Website)93
Also indexedSouthend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs
VIEWS (of this Record)172

‘Various choirs for all ages, who rehearse together towards performance, providing a centre for singing excellence in the area: * Children's Choir - for School Year 3 and upwards; * Boys' Choir - for School Year 5 and upwards; * Girls' Choir - for School Year 5 - Year 10 (entry by audition); * Youth Choir - Girls Year 11 upwards, Boys, with changing voices, year 9 upwards (entry by Audition).’

+ Taplow Choirs
VISITS (to Website)87
VIEWS (of this Record)102

The Voice Squad came into being in 1992, when 10 little girls crammed themselves into the lounge of Birgitta’s terraced house, and sang for half an hour on Saturdays. The sweetshop on the corner was a major incentive, and the gigs and Festival successes began immediately. As the troupes spilled out of the back door, new premises were found, and small boys initiated into the growing forces. Today there are 3 Squads, each with around 40 members, embracing young singers aged 4-20+. The cross-section of repertoire is huge, catering for all tastes and stretching the singers to pull off entertainment in a style unique to Voice Squad which has had audiences expanding to fill sell-out gigs.’

 

+ The Voice Squad
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of this Record)230

‘We're a choir for girls, aged 12 to 20 years old. You will have the opportunity to make incredible music, tour abroad, travel and perform, have lots of fun, and sing a huge variety of music - ranging from classical to jazz, musical theatre to folk, and from “Palestrina to Pop”! (if you don't know what that means, don't worry, you will soon!) ... We're always looking for new singers, and we'll be happy to chat through how you go about joining.’

 

+ Voices - The City of Derby Girls Choir
VISITS (to Website)79
VIEWS (of this Record)153

‘Aims to encourage all boys and young men to discover their voices and experience the joy of singing. We achieve this through our support and development of open access countywide choirs for boys from primary age through to young adult. All Warwickshire Choristers choirs provide a supportive, challenging environment in which all members can develop both musically and as individuals within the team ... Consists of three male voice choirs across Warwickshire for boys aged 6-21.’

+ Warwickshire Choristers
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of this Record)177

‘Set up in September 2015 to give keen young singers in the Wimbledon area the chance to sing a wide variety of repertoire, centred on classical music and extending to gospel, jazz and pop arrangements, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Rehearsals take place in the beautiful and historic church of St Mary's, Wimbledon ... WYC performs in St Mary's and other local churches, but also further afield, in venues across central London and the rest of the UK.’

+ Wimbledon Youth Choir
VISITS (to Website)143
VIEWS (of this Record)193

Worcester Young Voices provides a great opportunity for young people to discover their voices in one of three choir groups ranging from 5-16 years old ... We present a small number of concerts during the year which delight parents, grandparents and friends. From time to time, we join with schools and other choirs groups from around the county. All are welcome to come along and have a go. Come and try it out for a couple of weeks, see what your voice can do.’

 

+ Worcester Young Voices
VISITS (to Website)101
VIEWS (of this Record)179

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