Kent Youth Choir

The Kent Youth Choir (KYC), founded in 1983, comprises talented and committed musicians between the ages of 14 and 21. The choir performs advanced choral music from a large variety of genres and periods. The group meets at both residential and non-residential courses in the three main school holiday periods, offering the opportunity to study and rehearse music in a focused and creative environment. The choir has performed in highly renowned venues both in this country and abroad.

Audition to join Kent Youth Choir

To become a member of the Kent Youth Choir, you will be required to audition.

We will be holding auditions for KYC in October 2022, please contact us for dates and venues. If you are unable to attend one of the dates, we are also happy to hear and view submitted video audition applications.

Please follow the button below labelled ‘Audition for this Group’ to let us know you’re interested in auditioning.

Please contact Valerie Cordina at countygroups@kent-music.com if you would like further information.

Courses

A mix of residential courses and workshop days are held three times a year during the winter, spring and summer holiday periods. These courses provide an invaluable setting for focused vocal rehearsal and study but also provide a creative social environment where singers can meet like-minded people and take part in peer directed musical activities.

Autumn 2022
Workshops: 27th, 28th October 2022

Residential course: 21st-23rd December 2022
Concert: 23rd December 2022

Spring 2023
Workshops: 11th, 12th April 2023

Summer 2023
Residential course: 29th July – 3rd August 2023
Concert: 3rd August 2023

Concert with KCYO:  6th August 2023

Correct at time of publication

Repertoire

The Kent Choir study and perform music from a wide variety of periods and genres from J. S. Bach, to Faure, to Rogers and Hammerstein. Singers will have the opportunity to gain understanding of choral repertoire, experience different musical cultures, sing in different languages and sing in up to sixteen-part harmony.

Standard

Kent Youth Choir caters for a range of singers, from those with a good sense of pitch and rhythm, experience of singing in harmony and some degree of sight-singing ability to advanced students with previous choral experience and sight-singing ability. Members are selected by audition.

Many of our members have gone on to study music at college and university and some have enjoyed success as solo performers. Most have followed careers in areas other than music but continue to enjoy music-making as an important leisure activity. Under the guidance of leading choral conductors and vocal specialists, members are coached in developing their vocal skills and improving their overall musicianship.

Conductors and Vocal Coaches

The Kent Youth Choir is currently led by conductor Ciara Considine, working alongside vocal coaches and an accompanist.

How much does it cost?

Non-residential courses/workshops
£15 per day

Winter residential course (3 day course)
£56 per day

Summer residential course (6 day course)
£60 per day

Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change. To find out if you are eligible to apply for a bursary, please visit our Financial Assistance page.