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  • The National Children’s Choir of GB is the PMLL Choir of the Year! - We are delighted that we have been awarded the title of PMLL Choir of the Year! This award tops off a successful year for NCCGB and we are proud to have been recognised by PMLL (Printed Music Licensing Ltd). Nicole O'Donnell, NCCGB Chief Executive, said: 'NCCGB is an organisation that is loved by children and staff alike. We are all passionate about what we do. Our children and young people learn from top music professionals, in a happy, inclusive and supportive environment. Our choristers develop socially and gain in self-confidence, in independence and form life-long friendships. The fact that nearly… ...Read More
  • Vacancy for an admin assistant - NCCGB is looking for an admin assistant to support the CEO. The post is for an average of 6 hours a week, working flexibly to meet demand, both remotely from home and in the office, in the Banbury area, as required. For further details please see the job description: Job description for the post of Admin Assistant To apply please complete the NCCGB Staff Application form and submit with a CV and covering letter to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 16th December 2023 Photo credit: Karina Lyburn ...Read More
  • NCCGB is pleased to announce that Will Todd has agreed to take on the role of Patron to the choir. - The trustees are delighted to announce that Will Todd has agreed to become a Patron of the choir. Will Todd is one of the UK’s leading contemporary composers, and is renowned for his exciting and beautiful music across a wide range of genres. The NCCGB Board of trustees and the staff feel that Will brings great value to the organization and are looking forward to working with him to further the aims of the choir. Will has worked with our Musical Director Dan Ludford-Thomas in the past and during 2021 lead a remote workshop with the choir as part of… ...Read More
  • Applications open for Introduction to Choral Conducting Programme - We are now inviting applications for our 2023 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. Applicants must have a good music education themselves but be at the beginning of their choral conducting journey.  The programme is designed… ...Read More
  • Easter course recordings - Like many other organisations, the pandemic forced us to move our Easter 2021 course online. Our staff and choristers more than rose to the challenge and we had a really successful week, with a lot of fun and music making. We enjoyed a mixture of choir rehearsals, singing lessons and recreation sessions. We continued with some of our NCC traditions, such as Film Night, the NCC Quiz and our Cabaret night and our Junior Choirs worked hard to earn family points across the week. We were lucky enough to be visited by professional musicians, Will Todd, Anders Eden Roth and… ...Read More
  • What is it like to be a member of NCCGB? - Lexi Greenwood, member of Senior Choir and our 2020 Scholar has written about her experience of singing with NCCGB since she was 10 years old. Lexi feels that she has gained so much from her time with NCCGB. She views the decision to join as the best decision she's ever made, which has enabled her to grow both musically and personally, as she has grown in confidence during her time with the choir. If you are thinking of auditioning to join us, this is well worth a read to give a flavour of what life is like as a member… ...Read More
  • Reviews of The Girl from Aleppo - Our 2019 recording of Cecilia McDowall's beautiful cantata, 'The Girl from Aleppo', commissioned to mark our 20th Anniversary, was released on 1st May by Convivium Records. You can read more about this here. The recording has been very well received and we are so pleased to read such positive reviews. Credit goes to our inspirational music team and all of our choristers for their part in achieving this. Henry Fogel of Fanfare says that The Girl from Aleppo is  "A moving cantata that tells a remarkable story” Philip Greenfield, of  the American Record Guide says that the recording: “Sends a… ...Read More
  • Release of 2019 recording of The Girl from Aleppo - We are very excited to announce that our 2019 recording of The Girl from Aleppo will be released by Convivium Records on 1st May. We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in such an exciting project and to have had the chance to perform such a beautiful piece of music. The cantata The Girl from Aleppo, was commissioned by NCCGB to mark the occasion of our 20th Anniversary in 2018 and had its premiere at  Birmingham Town Hall on 10th August, 2018. The Girl from Aleppo is the story of Nujeen Mustafa. It was written by… ...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