The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has today announced details of its annual auditions for the flagship National Youth Choir in 2020/21, with five audition days taking place in Manchester, Gateshead, Birmingham and London.
The UK's leading youth choir for outstanding singers aged 18-25, is home to some of the best young singers in the world. Members from a diverse range of backgrounds, come together to take part in a unique year-round training and performance programme, working with world-class musicians and coaches andare part of major national and international festivals and events such as the World Symposium on Choral Music, the American Choral Directors Association Conference and the 100th anniversary commemorations of WWI at Amiens in 2018, which was broadcast live on BBC 2 and performed to an audience including HRH the Duke of Cambridge and the Prime Minister. High profile festivals include BBC Proms, Snape Proms and Three Choirs Festival. The National Youth Choir regularly performs at the UK’s most prominent concert venues which include the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Sage Gateshead.
National Youth Choir members gain extensive experience of developing and premiering new choral music and the programme is designed not only to support them to grow their singing potential to the highest level, but also to gain invaluable real-world professional skills and experience.
NYCGB has five choirs for different age groups. To audition for the National Youth Choir singers must be aged 18 on 31st August 2020 to age 22 on 31st August 2021 (to age 25 for current members re-auditioning).
NYCGB wants all its choirs to represent the diversity of the UK’s young people and celebrates every individual from any background. The organisation passionately believes that choral singing is for everyone and strongly encourages all talented young singers to audition to join their choirs. Financial assistance is available towards the cost of auditions and membership (more details are available at www.nycgb.org.uk)
Online audition booking opens on Monday 30th March and will remain open until one week before each audition date. Booking is made online at www.nycgb.org.uk