Joining Us

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

For further information about the auditions, please contact us by email [email protected] or phone 07894 021279 .

 

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

 

2022 auditions

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

Our auditions

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:

Preliminary: for singers not yet at Grade 1 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Beginners :  equates approximately to Grade 1 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Beginners challenge : equates approximately to Grade 3 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Intermediate : equates approximately to Grade 5 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Advance : equates approximately to Grade 6 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Advance challenge : equates approximately to Grade 8 ABRSM/Trinity standard