Can there be a more rewarding job than working with young and dedicated musicians who love making music as singers?
It is at the auditions that we first meet; then, when our course is underway, and the first hurdle, that of saying “good-bye” to parents, is overcome, the staff and choir hear the wonderful sound that is made during the evening of music making. It is astonishing that people who have never met before can have such a rapport, and as the week progresses, the level of achievement becomes ever greater.
Many of the choir members who have enjoyed our family atmosphere go on to the senior choirs, and then return to work with us as adults. In this way the choir gives everyone, members and staff alike, a safe and supportive place in which to learn and develop.
What is the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain?
The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain was founded in 1998 by Lissa Gray. Her vision was that talented young singers from throughout the United Kingdom would have the opportunity to work together and enjoy making music under the guidance of inspired teachers.
The choir has grown from its original membership of 38, who sang in the Millennium Youth Prom in the Albert Hall as their first concert, to more than 200 members of the Junior and Senior Choirs. The children in the choir are able to join from ages 9 – 14, and we offer an appropriate level of family care for these young people. Each child is encouraged to develop their ability within a caring environment.
It is our intention to continue to grow as an organisation by offering non-auditioned workshops throughout Great Britain. This will enable any child who has a desire to sing to benefit from our resources.