National Youth Choir of Great Britain Auditions

National Youth Choir Auditions 20/21

Auditions for the National Youth Choir in 2020/21 are completed, and are no longer bookable. Audition Results will be sent out week commencing the 19th May 2020. National Youth Choir auditions take place annually. The next opportunity to audition will be announced in spring 2021. Please join our mailing list to stay informed of news and updates here

NYCGB Fellowship Applications 20/21

We are currently reviewing the format of NYCGB’s Fellowship programme. This has been delayed due to dealing with the immediate issues around COVID-19 and we now expect to announce details of the programme and application process for 2021 later in the summer. This year auditions are expected to take place in the autumn. For further updates please sign up to the NYCGB mailing list here.

National Youth Boys', Girls' and Training Choir Auditions

Please note:  The National Youth Choir is for singers aged 18-25. We hold separate auditions for our other choirs. Auditions for the National Youth Boys’ Choir, the National Youth Girls’ Choir and the National Youth Training Choir will take place in autumn 2020. Please check our website for updates and sign up to our mailing list  here.  

About National Youth Choir Auditions

The National Youth Choir is NYCGB’s flagship ensemble, the UK's leading youth choir for outstanding singers aged 18-25 and home to some of the best young singers in the world. Members come together to take part in a unique year-round training and performance programme. You’ll work with and be inspired by world-class musicians and coaches and be part of major national and international events, concerts and festivals performing at high profile venues including the Royal Albert Hall. 

Membership also offers you extensive experience of developing and premiering new choral music not only in live performance but also via digital media. 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 programmes are designed to help you to grow in confidence, fulfilling not only your singing potential but also gaining valuable real-world life and professional skills such as team working, communication and creativity. 

We want our choirs to represent the diversity of the UK’s young people and we celebrate every individual from any background. We passionately believe that choral singing is for everyone and strongly encourage all talented young singers to audition to become part of our amazing choirs. Financial assistance is available towards the cost of auditions and membership. See below for more details. 

As a member of National Youth Choir, there are continuous opportunities to develop your skills throughout the Annual Programme and the organisation. These roles include but are not limited to: Member Representatives, Chamber Choir membership, social representatives (secretaries) and volunteer work through our Learning and Engagement programme. 

To find out more click here


Our choirs are age-specific; so for example those auditioning for the National Youth Choir in 20/21 are aged 18 on 31st August 2020 to age 22 on 31st August 2021 (to age 25 for current NYC members).

Download Age Guidance

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). 

All current Training Choir members who are eligible and wish to move up into the National Youth Choir are required to book an audition. Auditions are not available on summer residential courses. 

Audition fee and financial assistance 

As this years’ auditions are offered online via Zoom due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have been able to offer a reduced audition fee of £15, to cover administrative costs. Audition fees for 21/22 are tbc.

Financial assistance is available for audition fees. Find out more  here

Find out more about how it works

Find out more about dates & times

If you haven't already done so, why not  sign up  to our mailing list. That way you'll be guaranteed to receive updates and information on the next round of auditions as soon as they're published. 

NYCGB Auditions Programme

Principal Supporter