National Youth Boys’, Girls’ & Training Choir Auditions 2020

Audition booking opens:   Tuesday 8th September – Monday 19th October 2020

Auditions take place online:   Thursday 22nd October – Tuesday 10th November 2020

If you have a passion and talent for singing with others that you want to take to the highest level, along with a readiness to learn, then an NYCGB audition can be the start of something amazing for you. NYCGB is the best and most inspiring choral organisation for young singers in the UK and the National Youth Boys’, Girls’ and Training Choirs sit at the heart of NYCGB, providing unrivalled opportunities for talented young singers aged 9-18 to develop their vocal and musicianship skills.

We passionately believe that choral singing is for everyone and strongly encourage all talented young singers from all backgrounds and musical styles to audition to become part of our amazing choirs. No choral singing experience is required to audition, just a talent and passion for singing. We celebrate every individual from any background.

Through our residential courses we provide members of the National Youth Boys’, Girls’ and Training Choirs with the best choral training possible including unbeatable opportunities to develop skills in music and performance, leadership and teamwork, and to grow in confidence and aspiration. You’ll sing alongside the most gifted young singers in the UK, developing your skills to the highest level, and making life-long friends. 

Our members often take part in high profile performances at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Sage Gateshead and the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham and are involved in performing and recording new choral music. We deliver exceptional quality courses and experiences, whether in-person or online.


Membership of NYCGB is open to British citizens and anyone who is a resident of the UK at the time of application (excluding non-domicile applicants). Our choirs are age-specific and full details can be found in our Age Ranges and Eligibility Table below. All young singers can audition from School Year 5 (England & Wales), Primary 5 (Scotland) and P6 (Northern Ireland).

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Financial Assistance

Financial assistance awards are available to support those who require support with the cost of auditions and if offered a place the future ongoing costs of membership, courses and travel.

Find Out About Financial Assistance

Free Online Open Events

We’re running a series of free online open events this August for anyone interested in finding out more about what it’s like to be a member of the National Youth Girls’, Boys’ or Training Choir. Click here for more information and to book a FREE place

Audition Booking

This year our auditions will take place online via Zoom, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, so you can audition safely from your home or school. Booking will open from Tuesday 8th September until Monday 19th October and full details of how you can book a place, as well as details of online open days will be announced in due course. Auditions will take place from Thursday 22nd October – Tuesday 10th November 2020. We’re able to offer a reduced audition fee of just £20 this year.

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Click here to book on to one of our FREE OPEN EVENTS to find out more about being a member of one of our choirs (28 & 29 August)