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This event is now fully booked. Places are still available for our Open Day events taking place in Suffolk and Harrogate. Click here to find out more and book a free place.

Thinking of joining an NYCGB choir? Or are you a music or singing teacher or professional who's interested to know more about what we can offer your students?

Whether you're interested in finding out more about the National Youth Boys' Choir,  Girls' Choir or Training Choir come along and take part at Royal Masonic School in Rickmansworth to find out more!

Our Summer Open Days are timed to coincide with our summer courses to give you an idea of what it's really like on an NYCGB course. This Open Day coincides with a National Youth Training Choir course.

You'll be welcomed by the Course Director and given your own musical session as a group (no preparation required) before getting an exclusive tour of what's happening on the course. We want to give you a real experience of what it's like to be in an NYCGB Choir and everyone you meet will be welcoming and friendly.

It's up to you to make your way to the Open Day, and under 18's must bring an accompanying adult along with them. We'll make sure you get refreshments on arrival, but please make your own arrangements for lunch.

"We were made to feel very welcome and the environment was not intimidating."
"Very informative day and helpful staff."
"I was impressed by the rehearsal, the focus and professionalism!"
"Fabulous morning - great to let the children see what is involved before deciding to audition."
"We really enjoyed the whole experience especially the vocal workshop."
"The standard of singing was amazing, beyond what I expected and I will certainly audition."

Our Training and Junior Choir ages/school years are as follows:

Boys' ChoirYou can audition for the National Youth Boys' Choir from school year 5 and stay with us until the end of school year 10.

Girls' ChoirYou can audition for the National Youth Girls' Choir from school year 6 and stay with us until the end of school year 10. 

Training ChoirYou can audition for the National Youth Training Choir from school year 9 and sing with us until the end of school year 13.

Please note that families of current Training Choir members attending the course don't need to book places on the open day for 'visiting time'. This helps us welcome as many first-time guests as possible - thank you!

We're really sorry but this event is fully booked.

Please try one of our other open days. If you have any other queries, please contact the NYCGB office on [email protected]

With best wishes,