Community Engagement - The Young Singers
The Young Singers
Formed in 2013 in partnership with the Tri-Borough Music Hub, The Young Singers is an auditioned choir for children in school years 4 – 6, living or attending school in the Tri-Borough area. Many of its members are children who have previously participated in The Bach Choir outreach programme.
Now consisting of around 70 gifted and talented children, The Young Singers enjoy an exciting and varied programme of performances in high-profile venues around London. Highlights to date include the world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Psalms for Leo, and performances of Berlioz’s Te Deum and Orff’s Carmina Burana alongside The Bach Choir at the Royal Festival Hall, and singing in the Music For Youth Primary Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. The Young Singers are featured on a recording of Chilcott’s The Angry Planet with The Bach Choir and the London Youth Chamber Choir, which was also broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Read about Young Singers members’ successes.
Jess Blake Musical Director
Avril Moore Assistant Choir Leader
Toby Nelms Repetiteur
How to apply
The Young Singers rehearse at the newly refurbished Lyric Hammersmith from 5 – 6:15pm on Thursday evenings during term-time, and potential Young Singers must be able to commit to this time.
Auditions take place in the spring for places in September.
Children currently in years 3, 4 and 5 who live or go to school in the Tri-Borough area (Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and City of Westminster) may audition.
They are asked to prepare two contrasting songs from classical, music theatre or folk styles (no pop songs).
Interested children are invited to come and sing with The Young Singers at an open rehearsal at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith.
If you would like to audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org