Membership of NCCGB is by audition only; auditions take place in the autumn, at a variety of places throughout the United Kingdom.
Confirmed dates are:
Audition dates in Bristol, Manchester, Carlisle and Winchester will be confirmed soon.
If you would like to apply for an audition, please complete the form here
We accept new choir members from the age of 9; that is, boys and girls 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; new choir members must be available to attend the Easter course following audition.
For an audition, candidates will be asked to perform one song from memory, with piano accompaniment provided by an NCCGB pianist; the performance should take no more than 3 minutes. They will also do some aural tests including musical memory tests, singing chords and sight singing. Including time to warm up with the pianist, the audition will take 30 minutes.
Sight reading examples
Please click on the links below to see examples of the sight reading pieces used at our auditions: