​​Welcome to Somerset Music  somersetmusic.png

We are the County Council's music service, offering a wide range of services to Children and Young People across the county. 
Our service aims to inspire young people from all of Somerset to make music together, unlocking the musician within. We deliver music lessons to all group sizes and ensembles and arrange events, conferences, workshops and bespoke training for all your musical tuition needs.
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The service is part of Support Services for Education, who provide a wide range of services to schools and other educational providers promoting educational excellence for all the children and young people of Somerset and beyond. To find out more about what we can offer you please visit our website www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk​ ​

Working Together - Providing Opportunities​

  Somerset County Youth Choir and Show Choir
We're recruiting - if you enjoy singing and would like to find out more about what we do please contact Sarah Alsop SAlsop@somerset.gov.uk 
NEW!  Music Workshops
Bespoke Music Workshops available for a full or half day
Please see attached leaflet or contact Somerset Music for further details  Music Workshops.pdf Music Workshops.pdf
Forthcoming Events
 Kilve Strings Weekend - 7th - 9th June
Mid Somerset Music Spectacular - 17th June, Strode Theatre, Street
West Somerset Singing Festival - 27th June, The Regal Theatre, Minehead​
Bridgwater Singing Festival - 8th July, McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater
Frome Singing Festival - 8th July, Cheese and Grain, ​Frome
Wellington Singing Festival - 9th July, Court Fields School, Wellington
Bridgwater Singing Festival - 10th July, McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater​
Somerset County Concert Band Summer Concert - 22nd July, St Andrew's Church, Stogursey
Somerset County Youth Choirs Concert - 2nd August, The Swan Theatre, Yeovil


The Somerset County Youth Choirs would like to invite you to join them in their week long summer singing extravaganza, “School’s Out – Let’s Sing!”.
The week is aimed at young singers from across Somerset who are aged 8 - 12 (Training Choir) and aged 13 - 21 (Senior Choir). The only requirement we ask is for a love of singing and a willingness to develop vocal technique and performance skills.

Led by Kat Stevens (Singing Teacher and Vocal Coach at Mountview Theatre Arts) and Kate Lynch (Vocal Coach and Choral Director at Cheddar Valley Voices), both choirs work on a variety of musical styles and genre’s from Musical Theatre, through to Rock, Pop and Gospel….there really is something for everyone!

“School’s Out – Let’s Sing!” will end in a concert performance at The Swan Theatre in Yeovil on Friday 2nd August at 7pm.

As the Somerset County Youth Choirs recruit members from all over Somerset, the venues we use to rehearse in each day change to cover the majority of the county - hopefully making it easier access for our members.

The cost for the week is £60. Dates and times for the Training and Senior Choirs are slightly different, please see below:

SENIOR CHOIR (aged 13 – 21):
Monday 29th July 10 – 3.30pm
South West School of Dance, Street, BA16 0HD

Tuesday 30th July 10 – 3.30pm
Britton Ash Community Hall, Taunton, TA2 8FT

Thursday 1st August 10 – 1pm
Kingsbury Episcopi Community Hall, Martock, TA12 6BG

Friday 2nd August 1pm through to the concert at 7pm
The Swan Theatre, Yeovil, BA 20 1QT

TRAINING CHOIR (aged 8 – 12):
Monday 29th July 10 – 1.00pm
South West School of Dance, Street, BA16 0HD

Tuesday 30th July 10 – 1.00pm
Britton Ash Community Hall, Taunton, TA2 8FT

Wednesday 31st July 10 – 1pm
South West School of Dance, Street, BA16 0HD

Thursday 1st August 10 – 1pm
Kingsbury Episcopi Community Hall, Martock, TA12 6BG

Friday 2nd August 1pm through to the concert at 7pm
(can be collected from 4.30 – 6pm for dinner)
The Swan Theatre, Yeovil, BA 20 1QT

For any further details or to get signed up please contact the Somerset County Youth Choir Manager, Sarah Alsop on
☎️ - 07976696562
📧 - salsop@somerset.gov.uk

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE.... for our performance at The Swan Theatre Yeovil on Friday 2nd August

Standard                                          £8.00
Under 16s                                        £4.00

They can be booked in advance and paid for by credit/debit card by calling the Somerset Music office on
☎️ 0300 123 7364
📧 somersetmusic@somerset.gov.uk

Tickets can also be purchased on the door and paid for by cash/cheque. Unfortunately we can not accept card payments on the evening.

For more details about any of these events please contact Somerset Music 

​​Singing Strategy
We have a new offer for the Singing Strategy for Somerset for 2019/20 - please check the 'Singing Strategy' page for further details.
Somerset Music County Youth Groups
If you are interested in joining the Somerset County Youth Orchestra, Somerset County Youth Concert Band or the Somerset County Youth Choir please contact a member of the Somerset Music team on 0300 123 7364​.
In addition the ***Somerset County Youth Show Choir ***  was launched in August 2015. This is run independently from the Somerset County Youth Choir and is for people who want to combine choral, close harmony singing with dance. 
Centre for Young Musicians
As a division of the Guildhall School - the centre provides a broad and comprehensive curriculum every Saturday providion access to excellence in the South West. Bursaries available for Somerset residents.
For more information please contact Rachel Parvin -  RParvin@cym.org.uk

Somerset Music is based at Taunton Library​
Our address for any correspondence is:  Somerset Music/SSE, D Block, Somerset County Council,
County Hall, The Crescent, Taunton, TA1 4DY
0300 123 7364


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