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  • NCCGB Open Day 2020 - We will be holding an Open Day during our summer course at Shrewsbury School, on Wednesday 29th July, from 11am - 3.30pm. If you are aged 8-18 and thinking of auditioning for NCCGB, why not come along and meet us? Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a workshop, and attend choir rehearsals and recreation time. To register for a place, please complete the application form here       ...Read More
  • We are looking for new pastoral carers to join our team - We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to join our 2020 Pastoral Care Team. The job involves caring for and supervising children and young people aged 9—19 on our residential courses; these take place at Easter (4th—11th April) and in the summer (25th July—1st August). The ideal candidates will have some experience of working with children and/or young people in a caring role. They will be good communicators and have the ability to work well in a team. Patience, stamina and a sense of humour are essential! Successful candidates will be asked to give details of two referees and undergo… ...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