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.

We accept new choir members from the age of 9; that is, boys and girls 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.

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

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 .

Our auditions take place in the autumn each year. We are currently confirming dates and venues for our 2022 auditions. They will be published on this page once they are confirmed.

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