#StartSomethingAmazing with an audition for NYCGB

If you have a passion for singing with others that you want to take to the highest level, and if you've got talent and readiness to learn, then an NYCGB audition really can be the start of something amazing for you.

We believe strongly that every talented young singer in the UK is entitled to go for an NYCGB audition, wherever they come from, and whatever their musical background.

Our website provides lots of information to help everybody clearly understand what's required, and how to prepare to give their best on audition day.

We are holding auditions for the National Youth Boys’, Girls’ and Training Choirs this Autumn and we want to hear from you! Auditions booking opens at 12 noon on Monday 23 September 2019.

Auditions are taking place in 18 locations across the UK including Birmingham, Gateshead, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool and London. (Click here for full list of dates & locations).

Skype audition slots are available to those who may find it difficult to get to an audition venue including those with access requirements or additional needs or those who live in UK islands, The Highlands of Scotland, Northern Ireland and remote parts of Cornwall.  Please only book a Skype audition if you have a genuine need. If auditioning by Skype, you will need to have access to a piano and arrange for your own accompanist. (More information regarding the Skype audition will be emailed out in advance).

In the mean-time, there is plenty of information on our website about what happens in an audition and how to prepare, and parents/candidates are advised to read through this beforehand.

You may wish to attend one of our 4 UK-wide Open Days. These are bookable but free to attend and are an excellent way to find out more about being an NYCGB member. Find out more here

Auditions for the National Youth Choir 2019/20 and NYCGB Fellowship Programme are now closed. We will announce 2020 audition dates later on in 2019 for auditions taking place in spring 2020.


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Click the links to find out everything you need to know, and if you can't find what you need, contact us!

How the auditions process works
Where and when the auditions are
How to prepare for your audition
Frequently asked questions (and answers!)

NYCGB Auditions Programme Principal Supporter

We are proud that the Royal Albert Hall is the Principal Supporter of NYCGB's Auditions Programme.