The Bristol Youth Choir is made up of three separate choirs:

• Junior Choir

Aimed at students aged between 7 and 11 years, this choir aims to foster a love of singing in its members by helping them to read music and sing parts in a fun and relaxed way, whilst always aiming for the highest standards. Rehearsals are Fridays from 4.45pm - 6pm at Cotham School.

• Girls Senior Choir

The Senior Choir gives singers from 12 – 18 years the opportunity to sing a wide range of choral music. Repertoire ranges from classical works to spirituals and folk songs, and more lighthearted arrangements of popular songs. All members are given vocal coaching to develop their confidence and singing technique. Rehearsals are Fridays from 6.15pm - 8.15pm at Cotham School.

• Senior Boys Ensemble

The Boys Choir is for singers aged 12 – 18 years and provides opportunities for members to explore close harmony, barbershop, and other male voice musical styles. The Boys Ensemble regularly join up with the Senior Girls to perform mixed vocal repertoire. Rehearsals are Fridays from 5pm - 6pm at Cotham School.

Bristol Youth Choir is run by Bristol Plays Music, the Arts Council England’s Music Hub for the city of Bristol. It’s a partnership between Bristol Music Trust and Bristol City Council. It will ensure that the legacy of Bristol Arts and Music Service’s success in delivering high quality music education to over 8,000 children a year is preserved and is strengthened by the partnership with Colston Hall Education.

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