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  • 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
  • Booking now open for our 2020 auditions - Booking is now open for our 2020 auditions. If you are aged 9-19 and love to sing, we would like to hear from you.  All of our auditions will be done online due to the Corona Virus pandemic. To book an audition and find out more information, please visit the Joining-Us page on our website. Image: Karina Lyburn ...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
  • Corona Virus – cancellation of Summer course - Our trustees have been keeping the situation under close review with regards to our summer course. We had all been hoping that it would be able to go ahead as planned. However, the trustees have taken the difficult decision to cancel. This is a decision that has not been taken lightly as they are very aware of the impact that this has for all staff and choir members. Having considered the situation in detail, the trustees feel that it would not be possible for us to adequately maintain social distancing, particularly in a residential setting, and therefore we would be… ...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