Kent Youth Choir

The Kent Youth Choir (KYC), founded in 1983, comprises talented and committed musicians from School Year 9 up to 21 years old. 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.

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

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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.

Winter 2023
Residential course: 19th – 22nd December 2023
Concert: 22nd December 2023

Spring 2024
Workshops: 11th, 12th April 2024

Summer 2024
Residential course: 27th July – 1st August 2024
Concert: 1st August 2024

Correct at time of publication


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.


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 (4 day course)
£60 per day

Summer residential course (6 day course)
£65 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.