Joining Us

We meet twice a year for week-long residential choir courses, one during the Easter holidays and one during the summer holidays. We also run workshops in schools, and choir tours abroad.

Membership of NCCGB is by audition only. Auditions take place in the autumn.

New choir members must be available to attend the Easter course following audition


We accept new choir members from the age of 9; that is, children 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.

Find out more about what it is like to be a member of NCCGB here

For further information about the auditions, please contact us by email [email protected] or phone 07894 021279 .


Auditions for our 2023 courses

Auditions for our 2023 courses are now completed.

If you would like to register your interest for our auditions for our 2024 courses, please email [email protected]


Our 2024 courses will take place on the following dates:

Easter: Sunday 31st March – Saturday 6th April

Summer – Sunday 28th July – Saturday 3rd August


Course fees and Bursary Scheme

More details are available here

Our auditions

For an audition, candidates will be asked to perform one song from memory, accompanied; the performance should take no more than 3 minutes.  They will also do some aural tests including musical memory tests and singing chords and some sight singing.  The audition will take around 20 minutes.

Sight reading examples

Please click on the links below to see examples of the sight reading pieces used at our auditions:

Preliminary: for singers not yet at Grade 1 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Beginners :  equates approximately to Grade 1 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Beginners challenge : equates approximately to Grade 3 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Intermediate : equates approximately to Grade 5 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Advance : equates approximately to Grade 6 ABRSM/Trinity standard

Advance challenge : equates approximately to Grade 8 ABRSM/Trinity standard