Somerset County Youth Choir

 
The Somerset County Youth Choir was reformed in September 2014 and is open to young people aged 11 – 21. The choir meet once a term for a course and perform regularly throughout the year at small and large scale events across the county. The Somerset County Youth Show Choir was formed in August 2015 and runs independently from the County Youth Choir providing an opportunity for performers who wish to combine choral, close harmony singing with dance.
 
Being a member of the choir gives you the opportunity to widen your singing experiences and challenge your musical creativity. You will have the chance to sing a broad range of repertoire and work with vocal experts.
 
We are currently recruiting for new members and are offering a reduced membership fee for joining part way through the year. For new members joining from the Spring term onwards the cost will be £80 for the Somerset County Youth Choir and £95 for the Somerset County Youth Show Choir. Please contact Sarah Alsop SAlsop@somerset.gov.uk  07976 696562 if you would like any further information.
 
Massive thanks to our tutor Kate Lynch and the fab voices of Ben, Phoebe, Lottie, Alice, Summer, Taryn and Eleanor for appearing on BBC Somerset 95.5FM promoting the choir and letting people know ****NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME ***
 
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It was an early start but totally worth it...you were wonderful! If you're interested in joining us, please send us a message on FB or call 0300 123 7364.

 
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Music for Youth Festival - March 2018
 
Both choirs took part in this event in Swindon and their performances were much appreciated by the judges. We'll find whether we've got through to the next stage later this month!
 
Great news - we are through to the next round! We will be travelling to Birmingham on Tuesday 3rd July to take part in this national competition. Check the website to find out how we get on!
 
Comments For the County Youth Choir
 
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 "This is a confident and experienced choir. Your management of the stage was exemplary, your organisation and sense of performance mature and well judged. You show a vibrant variety of tone qualities and harmonies from across the choir..."
"You sound fantastic. Your tone was rich and vibrant, and the smiles and choreography really added to this performance. 
Congratulations. Your soloist gave a stunning performance..."
 
Comments For the County Youth Show Choir
 
"This is a confident and exciting choir, giving rich and polished performances...such energy and excitement was communicated, you can teach a lot to fellow musicians about communication and performance"...
"Your ownership of the group is clear, you are loving what you are doing, so treasure this time together, because you will remember it so fondly" ...
"A strong opening, full of joy and energy...again choreography was well constructed....Bravo soloist! Giving a strong and exciting performance, supported by the choir"
"Such a mature performance from you all. Very emotional. You committed with your faces and eyes without composing the choreography or the performance. Very well done"
 
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If you would like to hear some of the performances of the County Youth Choir and Show Choir please visit the links below:
  
 
 
 
 
 Easter Course Day 1 was all about finding appropriate vocal qualities .... give us a "yeah!"
 
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A massive thank you to the new choirettes who joined us today, it was wonderful to see you and to a joy to work with you!
 
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Somerset County Youth Choirs - Schedule for Summer Term

Senior Choir 

 
Monday 25th May


11:30am – 12:00pm
Zoom Log on, training, sound setting and say "Hello!"
Friday 29th May
LADS Rehearsal
12:00pm – 1:00pmRehearsal 1 - Project 1
Friday 29th May
GIRLS Rehearsal
1:15pm – 2:15pmRehearsal 1 - Project 1
Saturday 30th May
LADS Rehearsal
12:00pm – 1:00pmRehearsal 2 - Project 1
Saturday 30th May
GIRLS Rehearsal
1:15pm – 2:15pmRehearsal 2 - Project 1
Saturday 6th June
LADS Rehearsal
12:00pm – 1:00pmRehearsal 3 - Project 1
Saturday 6th June
GIRLS Rehearsal
1:15pm – 2:15pmRehearsal 3 - Project 1
Saturday 20th June
LADS and GIRLS
12:00pm – 1:15pm

Video Recording
Project 1

This is to be recorded and uploaded by 12 noon on Sunday 14th June.
LADS - Fight the Dragons and Ya Basta
GIRLS - What About Us and Ya Basta

Saturday 27th June
LADS and GIRLS Rehearsal
12:00pm – 1:30pmRehearsal 1 - Project 2
Saturday 4th July
LADS and GIRLS Rehearsal
12:00pm – 1:30pmRehearsal 2 - Project 2
Saturday 11th July
LADS and GIRLS Rehearsal
12:00pm – 1:30pmRehearsal 3 - Project 2
Saturday 18th July
LADS and GIRLS
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Video Recording
Project 2
This is a joint project with instrumentalists from the Somerset County Youth Orchestra and Concert Band.


Training Choir 

 
Monday 25th May​
11:00am – 11:30amZoom Log on, training, sound setting and say "Hello!"
Friday 29th May11:00am – 11:40amRehearsal 1 - Project 1
Saturday 30th May11:00am – 11:40amRehearsal 2 - Project 1
Saturday 6th June11:00am – 11:40amRehearsal 3 - Project 1
Saturday 20th June11:00am – 11:40am

Video Recording
Project 1

This is to be recorded and uploaded by 12 noon on Sunday 14th June.
Star, Hide Your Fires and Child of Song

Saturday 27th June11:00am – 11:40amRehearsal 1 - Project 2
Saturday 4th July11:00am – 11:40amRehearsal 2 - Project 2
Saturday 11th July11:00am – 11:40amRehearsal 3 - Project 2
Saturday 18th July11:00am – 11:40am

Video Recording
Project 2

This is a joint project with instrumentalists from the Somerset County Youth Orchestra and Concert Band.



 



Show Choir

 
The Show Choir are focusing on learning choreography in different styles in a 'SHOW FIT' type of workshop. The workshops include: 90s Pop, Hairspray, We Will Rock You, Disney Hits and a secret Wildcard! Further discussion are still to be had about the format of recording/performance 

 
​Monday 25th May

​11:30am - 12:00pm
​Zoom Log on, training, sound setting and say "Hello!"
​Friday 29th May
​6:00pm - 7:00pm
Workshop 1​
​Friday 5th June
​6:00pm - 7:00pm
​Workshop 2
​Friday 12th June
6:00pm - 7:00pm
​Workshop 3
​Friday 19th June 
6:00pm - 7:00pm
​Workshop 4
​Friday 26th June
6:00pm - 7:00pm
​Wildcard!​

SCYC & Show Choir Membership Fees

 
Summer Term subscription costs:

 

Training choir                       £30

Senior choir                          £40

Show choir                           £5 in addition to £40 fee for Senior choir

Additional siblings                50% reduction

















If you would like more information on how to become part the Choir please email SAlsop@somerset.gov.uk or contact Somerset Music on 0300 123 7364 somersetmusic@somerset.gov.uk
 


 

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