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  • Registrations for 2020 courses for returning choir members - A reminder that registrations for our 2020 courses are due by Friday 29th November 2019 for returning choir members. Thank you to those of you who have already registered. Registration forms can be completed online, and can be found in the members area of the website. Registration fees of £75 per course are also due on Friday 29th November 2019. ...Read More
  • We are looking for more trustees - The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain is looking for talented trustees to use their skills and experience as a member of our Board. This is an exciting opportunity that offers the chance to help to build on the success of our dynamic children’s choir. The role of the trustees is to set and oversee the strategic direction of The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. They ensure that it meets its objects, as defined in the governing document. They also work to ensure that the charity remains on a sound financial footing. Trustees work on a voluntary basis and… ...Read More
  • NCCGB Scholar for 2020 - We are pleased to announce that the NCCGB scholar for 2020 is Alexandra Greenwood. The standard of entries was very high this year. Alexandra proved herself to be a worthy successor to Melissa Evans. Her love of NCCGB was clear and we think that she will be an excellent role model for the rest of the choir.  We are sure that she will fulfil the role extremely well and will be an asset to the choir. We are looking forward to working with her in 2020. ...Read More
  • NCCGB 2019 Recording - During our Summer Course this year we recorded a number of items for our forthcoming CD. Once again we enjoyed working with Jon Cohen, the producer, and were delighted to welcome back Cecilia McDowall (composer) and Harriet Mackenzie (violinist) for their input when we recorded Everyday Wonders: The Girl from Aleppo, the piece commissioned from Cecilia for our 20th Anniversary celebrations last year. During the recording James Olsen came along to film us at work and you can see the video of this here … ...Read More
  • Visit to Pen-y-fai Church in Wales School - Last week we visited Pen-y-fai Church in Wales School for a workshop day with the pupils there. Suzzie Vango led the work-shop with Rob Challinor accompanying the singers and everyone had a wonderful day! read the full story Pen-y-fai workshop ...Read More
  • For parents of choir members returning in 2020 - You will find choir lists  here 2020 choir lists. – please check these if you are not sure which choir your child will be in next year.   ...Read More
  • New Chief Executive - We are delighted to welcome Nicole O’Donnell as Chief Executive of the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. Nicole is currently Community Development Officer of the Oxfordshire Playing Fields Association, having worked for the organisation for 9 years. She enjoys working with young people and is committed to enabling them to develop and extend their experiences. On accepting her appointment, she said: “I am very excited by the opportunity that the job offers and in particular by the ethos and aims of NCCGB. I look forward to meeting the choir members and staff and working with them all.” ...Read More
  • The NCCGB Scholarship - Our Scholarship application process is currently open and we are welcoming applicants from within the choir. To qualify, choir members must have been part of NCCGB for at least 2 years and have missed a maximum of 1 course in every 2 year period. We are looking for someone who is a leader and a role model for other choir members who will be involved in various activities during their year, including leading a Yellow Choir teatime treat. Download pdf  NCCGB scholarship details 2019 To apply online application form here... The closing date for applications this year is Friday 4th… ...Read More
  • NCCGB Introduction to Choral Conducting Programme (ICCP) - NCCGB (The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain) is inviting applications for its Introduction to Choral Conducting Programme. The programme offers an opportunity for musicians with an interest in conducting a children’s choir to attend a residential course and observe professionals with a wide range of experience in this field. This involves being in a stimulating, creative environment, with talented children from throughout the UK who are highly motivated and enthusiastic. The choir’s repertoire covers a wide variety of genres, both sacred and secular. • The programme includes the chance to: • Shadow the conductors of the various choirs, learning… ...Read More
  • Auditions - We are looking forward to meeting more enthusiastic young singers at our auditions in November & December. If you are interested in applying, please look at the Joining Us page for details of audition dates and venues and complete the audition application form there. You will also find details of the audition process – if you would like any further information, please email us on [email protected] or ring 07894 021279. ...Read More