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, boys and girls 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.
New choir members must be available to attend the Easter course following audition.
Find out more about what it is like to be a member of NCCGB here
Our 2021 auditions will take place on the following dates:
London – Saturday 6th November 2021
London – Saturday 13th November 2021
Bromsgrove – Sunday 14th November 2021
Exeter – Sunday 21st November 2021
London – Saturday 27th November 2021
Manchester – Saturday 4th December 2021
Our intention is to hold these in person. However, if restrictions remain in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our auditions will move online.
To apply for an audition please complete the application 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: