We meet twice a year for week-long residential choir courses, one during the Easter holidays and one during the summer holidays. We also run workshops in schools, and choir tours abroad.
Membership of NCCGB is by audition only; auditions take place in the autumn.
We accept new choir members from the age of 9; that is, children who would be at least 9 years old when they join their first Easter course. We expect choir members to attend every course, unless there is an unusual event, for example a family wedding.
Find out more about what it is like to be a member of NCCGB here
New choir members must be available to attend the Easter course following audition.
Our 2023 courses will take place at Bromsgrove School on the following dates:
Easter: Sunday 2nd April – Saturday 8th April
Summer – Sunday 6th August – Saturday 12th August
Auditions will take place on the following dates:
London – Saturday 5th November 2022
Bromsgrove – Sunday 6th November 2022
London – Saturday 12th November 2022 – now closed for applications as all slots are booked
London – Saturday 19th November 2022
Exeter – Sunday 20th November 2022
Manchester – Saturday 26th November 2022
Lincoln – Saturday 26th November 2022
To apply for an audition, please complete the form here
For an audition, candidates will be asked to perform one song from memory, accompanied; the performance should take no more than 3 minutes. They will also do some aural tests including musical memory tests and singing chords and some sight singing. The audition will take around 20 minutes.
Sight reading examples
Please click on the links below to see examples of the sight reading pieces used at our auditions: