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, 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
New choir members must be available to attend the Easter course following audition.
Our 2023 courses will take place at Bromsgrove School on the following dates:
Easter: Sunday 2nd April – Saturday 8th April
Summer – Sunday 6th August – Saturday 12th August
Course fees and Bursary Scheme
More details are available here
Applications for our 2022 auditions are now closed.
If you would like to register your interest for our 2023 auditions, please email [email protected]
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: