Somerset County Youth Choirs now open to new members



Have you got a budding young musician at home, or do you know of one?

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If so, please tell them that the Somerset County Youth Choir and Show Choir – run by Somerset Music, the Council’s music service – are seeking new members for spring term rehearsals.

Somerset County Youth Show Choir

This is an ideal opportunity for any students in Year 8 to Year 13 who have​ a love of musical theatre. Musical theatre/show choir workshops will be led by experienced choreographer Claire Switzer and professional musical director of West End and UK touring musicals, Luke Holman. Together, they will host an evening of professional singing workshops and stylised musical theatre choreography based on some of our favourite musical shows, including Hamilton, Waitress, Little Shop of Horrors and Bring It On!

In normal times, young people audition to join the Show Choir but it’s not a requirement for the spring term and the sign-up fee of £40 is reduced to £20 for this coming term if they also sign up to the Senior Choir rehearsals. Download an application form to join the Show Choir for spring 2021​ here.

Rehearsal dates are as follows: Friday 26 February 6:45pm–8:30pm, Friday 12 March 6:45pm–8:30pm, Friday 26 March 6:45pm–8:30pm and Friday 8 April 6:45pm–8:30pm.

For inspiration, click here to watch a short video of the Show Choir’s latest project ‘Grown Up Christmas List’, a great achievement in the current circumstances, created mostly by working virtually using Zoom. Individual voices were recorded before being added to video footage of the socially-distanced choreography.

Somerset County Youth Choirs

Due to the continuing Covid-19 situation, the rehearsal schedule for Spring 2021 will remain online. Spring and summer dates have been set for the Choirs, with the hope that everyone involved can meet in person in August 2021 for a 3-day course. The Choirs have received invitations to take part in some exciting online projects including Somerset Day celebrations and the Somerset Music Singing Festivals.

The Choirs are always very happy to welcome new members. To join, please complete the online Somerset County Youth Choir Initial Interest Form. More information about the County Youth Choirs can be found here.


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