Members of the National Youth Girls' Choir, Summer residential course, July 2016. Image: 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 understand that individual auditions can be intimidating, but we always want everyone to do their best. We do everything we can to make the process clear, friendly, and supported. If you're interested in auditioning, please read all the information in this section of our website, and if you've still got questions you are welcome to contact us.

What? When? How? Who?

 Here's how it works:

1. Sign up (year-round)
If you haven't already done so, sign up to our mailing list. That way you'll be guaranteed to receive updates and information as soon as they're published.
2. Book (usually late September)
You'll be able to book via this website and will select the time, date and location of your audition. You can also apply for financial assistance to cover costs.
3. Prepare
Once you've booked your audition, it's time to make sure you're as prepared as you can be. Check the links below to find out what's involved in the audition and how you can get ready.
4. Audition (usually October-November)
Our panelists want to assess your current ability, but they are also looking to see evidence of potential, your readiness to learn and how keen you are! Do your best, be your best. 
5. Get your result (December)
We email results once all auditions have taken place - typically in early December. If successful, you'll be asked to accept your place in the choir to which you've been allocated, based on your age and ability. All candidates are sent feedback on their audition so, even if you're not successful this time, you'll receive helpful tips and advice on how to improve your singing. 

Find out what happens in the audition and how to prepare
Read the most common Auditions 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.