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Kent Youth Choir

For the 2019/20 academic year we will be bringing the Kent Youth Choir and Kent Youth Singers together into one large Kent Youth Choir, led by Ciara Considine. This is an exciting opportunity enabling us to create a large county choir that sings a wider range of repertoire.

The Kent Youth Choir (KYC), founded in 1983, comprises of 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 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 have performed in highly renowned venues throughout Kent.

Audition to join Kent Youth Choir

For ages 14-21, the Kent Youth Choir meet three times a year for residential courses in each major holiday and perform in end of course concerts across the county. Entry to the choirs is by audition – please contact Valerie Cordina at countygroups@kent-music.com if you would like further information.

Courses

Three residential courses are held throughout the year at 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 2019
Course: 19-22 December
Concert: 22 December

Spring 2020
Course: TBC
Concert: TBC

Summer 2020
Course: TBC
Concert: TBC

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 led by conductor Ciara Considine, working alongside our vocal coaches, Danny Moulton and Rose Martin and pianist John Hayden.

How much does it cost?

£53 per day on a 4-day residential course. To find out if you are eligible to apply for a bursary, please visit our Financial Assistance page.