You'll go on up to two residential courses each year; one during the Easter school holidays and one during the Summer break. We set dates to coincide with the majority of Local Education Authority state school holidays, but as these vary around the UK, don't despair if the courses run into term-time! We find that most schools are happy to allow you time away to attend our courses.

Our courses take place around the UK in places such as Perthshire, Cornwall, Yorkshire, Cardiff and Suffolk.  Be prepared to travel to represent this national choir, but remember that financial assistance is available. National Youth Choir will also tour internationally every three to four years - most recently to China in 2016.

2018 Course Dates

To help with planning your busy lives, please find below the dates for residential courses in 2018. If you're not already a member, audition this Autumn to attend one of the courses next year.

Boys' Choir / Cambiata Voices

Spring - Provisional dates 2nd – 7th April

Summer - Ashville College, Harrogate, Yorkshire 20th – 25th August

Girls' Choir

Spring - Tudor Hall School, Oxfordshire 8th – 13th April

Summer - Durham University, Co Durham 13th – 18th August

Training Choir (North)

Spring - Sherborne School for Girls, Dorset: 31st March – 8th April (joint Training Choir Course)

Summer - Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire: 27th July – 4th August

Training Choir (South)

Spring - Sherborne School for Girls, Dorset: 31st March – 8th April (joint Training Choir Course)

Summer - TBC

National Youth Choir

Spring - Gresham’s School, Norfolk: 6th – 15th April

Summer - Framlingham College, Suffolk, 18th – 28th August (outside dates)