fantastic opportunity for young musicians to get together and make music in a wonderful setting - the kind of experience that sets you up for life!
We are looking for talented young people who love to sing, have a good ear and a good standard of sight reading.
We ask all choral applicants to upload a short video showcasing their musical talent along with their application form.
We stress that this is not a scary audition, just a short showcase of how good you are. We want to see your musicality and your personality shine through in your singing.
Audition videos will be reviewed by our conductors and choir places will be awarded on merit / standard of singing / playing.
We are looking for young people not only with a high standard of musicianship, but with a great sense of team spirit and a love of music making.
When recording your video, please note the following:
•Videos should be no more than 10 minutes long and no less than 5 minutes
•Videos should not be from a concert/public performance
•At least one piece on the video should be unaccompanied. (There is no requirement to send in footage with piano accompaniment if the candidate wishes not to do so)
•Videos should not be edited, mixed or mastered. Recordings should be a true reflection of the candidate's playing / singing.
When submitting your video, please note the following:
•All videos should be accompanied by an email / letter from the candidate's teacher / school counselor confirming that they approve of the candidate applying and that their video is a true/accurate record of the candidate's playing / singing.
Please remember to perform on your video and try to show us some of your personality as well as your singing voice.
What to sing:
- A minimum of 2 contrasting pieces.
- At least one of the pieces must be sung in English.
NB. If English is not your first languge, then we would love to hear you sing in your own language. Please sing one piece in your native tongue and the other in English.
- At least one of the pieces must be sung unaccompanied.
Points we will consider when reviewing your video:
Intonation, use of breathing to support the voice, the production of an even sound throughout the pitch range, interpretation, expression and understanding, personality and passion for music making.
We continue to accept applications on a rolling basis and so recommend that you apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of being awarded a place.