The Young Singers is an auditioned choir for talented children in school years 4-6, run by the Tri-borough Music Hub in partnership with The Bach Choir.
Previous performances have included the Music for Youth Primary Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, several classical concerts with The Bach Choir at the Royal Festival Hall, and a recording with The BBC Singers and The Bach Choir, also broadcast by BBC Radio 3. The choir frequently perform the music of composer Sally Greaves, who has written a number of arrangements and songs especially for The Young Singers.
In 2016, The Young Singers sang with The Bach Choir in a London-themed concert at Central Hall Westminster. The programme included the world premiere of a new choral work by Will Todd, with text by Michael Rosen - London: Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles. The choir will sing with The Bach Choir on a commercial recording of this work in Summer 2018. The Young Singers were the onstage chorus for the world premiere of Dreams of Freedom in June 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall, part of an exciting partnership project with Chickenshed Theatre Company and Amnesty International.
In December 2017 The Young Singers sang with The Bach Choir at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of Raymond Gubbay Ltd.'s Christmas Classics concert. Plans for 2018 include a professional recording with The Bach Choir of a new choral work by Will Todd, with lyrics by Michael Rosen - LONDON: Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles.
The Young Singers - Auditions and Free Trial Rehearsals
Our next round of auditions is in Spring 2018, by appointment only. Children currently in school years 3, 4 and 5 may audition, for places starting the following September (2018). To apply for an audition, please email your child's name, school and year group to firstname.lastname@example.org Audition candidates will also need to attend a trial rehearsal on either Thursday 1 March or Thursday 8 March 2018, please choose one date for your child to attend. (The audition will be on a different date).
Children are asked to prepare two contrasting songs from classical, folk or musical theatre (no pop songs please!) To download a list of song suggestions, please click here.
The Young Singers will run for 10 weeks each term, with a break for half term.
All choir members will be given a red Young Singers t-shirt. Choir uniform for concerts and performances, unless otherwise stated, is the red YS t-shirt, worn with smart black trousers or skirt, black tights/socks and smart black trousers. Children do not need to wear their choir uniform to rehearsals. Choir members will also be given a black folder to keep their music in.