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 - Tudor Hall School, Banbury, Oxfordshire: 4th – 8th April (Concert: Banbury)

Summer - Ashville College, Harrogate, Yorkshire: 21st – 25th August (Concert: Leeds)

Girls' Choir

Spring - Tudor Hall School, Banbury, Oxfordshire: 9th – 13th April (Concert: Nottingham)

Summer - Durham University, Co Durham: 14th – 18th August (Concert: North East venue TBC)

Training Choir (North)

Spring - Royal Mansonic School, Hertfordshire: 1st – 8th April (Concert: Oxford)

Summer - Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire: 28th July – 4th August (Concert: Giggleswick)

Training Choir (South)

Spring - Royal Mansonic School, Hertfordshire: 1st – 8th April (Concert: Oxford)

Summer - Cheltenham Ladies College 25th August - 1st September (Concert: Cardiff)

National Youth Choir

Spring - Gresham’s School, Norfolk: 7th – 15th April (Concert: Norwich)

Summer - Framlingham College, Suffolk: 19th – 27th August (Concert: Snape Maltings, Suffolk)