Members of the National Youth Girls' Choir in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, April 2016. Image: Belinda Lawley


The National Youth Girls' Choir is divided into junior and senior sections which rehearse and perform both independently and together on shared residential courses.


  • You can audition for the National Youth Girls' Choir from school year 6 and stay with us until the end of school year 10. Need help? Check our Age Ranges & Eligibility Table:

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  • Take part in up to two amazing residential courses a year full of music, learning opportunities, social activities, together with 100-150 great young singers of your age. Find out more about the commitment here.
  • Inspiring and friendly conductors, teachers and pastoral staff to guide your vocal and musical development, and to look after you.
  • Inspiring concerts around the UK in venues like the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Town Hall & Sage Gateshead, performing everything from traditional choral music to brand new pieces.

Although a single ensemble, we divide the National Youth Girls' Choir into junior and senior sections. This means that we can train both groups in a more focused way, whilst also allowing juniors and seniors to rehearse and perform together n a supportive learning environment.

What we sing

We select our diverse repertoire to make sure that everyone, regardless of age or musical background, has a rewarding challenge as part of the National Youth Girls' Choir.

Artistic standards are high, and the National Youth Girls' Choir routinely performs demanding repertoire, including recent world premieres of music by Jonathan Dove and Nico Muhly. Concert music is often memorised for performance without copies, and selected pieces may involve choreography or stage movement.

We include musicianship sessions on our courses to build and reinforce your pitching and rhythm.

Where we perform

The National Youth Girls' Choir performs both independently and collaboratively with other NYCGB choirs at venues around the UK. Recent highlights include appearances at Southbank Centre's Chorus Festival, world premieres of music by Steve Goss, Jonathan Dove, Kerry Andrew and Vikki Stone, and a music video shoot in the Yorkshire Dales!

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