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100 VOICES - on the hunt for the best young singers.


So you sing?  You want to represent your county? You want to work with the best in the music business?


Thank you for your enquiry for the Gloucestershire Youth Choir.  If you are visiting this page of our website then you will ………

  • currently be in secondary school education (years 7-13) or taking a gap year.
  • be an enthusiastic singer with experience of reading music.
  • have a passion for working with other young like minded vocalists and want to represent their county through music.
  • have asked for a letter of recommendation from your Head of Music or Singing Tutor recommending membership to GYC. This needs to be sent visa email to steve.legge@gloucestershire.gov.uk

There are three courses planned for the new academic year 2018/19 and you can sign up for these now! open up the booking form for these so that you can start signing up now! As always there will be some brilliant guest artists and performers invited to lead some of these workshops along with our fantastic team of tutors, but these details will be revealed closer to the time of each course – so watch out for those announcements.  Each course costs approx. £40 and we will send details of how to pay once registered via survey monkey.

If you need any other information please do not hesitate to contact me at steve.legge@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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Full details of GYC, our story so far and our team of tutors can be found here

Course details:

Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October 2018. Cheltenham Remembers - WW1 Focus with Newly Commissioned Work! 10:00 - 16:00 (plus evening concert on the 25th October). Course and concert at Cheltenham Town Hall. The Gloucestershire Youth Choir will undertake a two day course in their first meeting of the academic year.  They'll be learning a variety of pieces in preparation for the very special Cheltenham Remembers Concert, which will be held on the evening of 25th October at Cheltenham Town Hall.  The choir will be performing the premiere of a newly commissioned work (along with other pieces), which is being written especially for this occasion and will be performing with and alongside some of our top orchestral groups.

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2019. GYC New Year, New Music Course! 10:00 - 16:00. Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Longlevens, Gloucester. GL2 0LF. The Gloucestershire Youth Choir will be exploring a whole new set of repertoire to show off their talents and they will be preparing for a recording session at the end of the course, when they can appreciate their final efforts and hear their performances back.  One of these recordings will be submitted for their recorded entry to Music For Youth - who knows, if they are good enough it might see them get through to the National Festival in Birmingham later in the year!

Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April 2019. GYC Film Music Course! 10:00 - 16:00. Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Longlevens, Gloucester. GL2 0LF The Gloucestershire Youth Choir will be preparing some fantastic extracts from some of the best vocal film music scores.  The choir will be working alongside Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra and therefore have the opportunity for some collaborative pieces.  The pieces that we explore will also help students to gain a better understanding of music which links to set works and wider listening areas of the 'Music for Stage and Screen' modules, which are currently on many GCSE and A Level Music courses.  We also hope to have an extremely exciting opportunity for the groups in line with this course, which is top secret at the moment but we will update you as soon as we have confirmed arrangements!  Watch this space!

Yours sincerely,

Steven G Legge
Extended Learning & Provisions Manager - Gloucestershire Music

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