Joining the choir

The Bristol Youth Choir is made up of a Junior section for children aged from 7 to 11 years, and Senior section for singers aged from 12 to 18 years. They sing a wide range of repertoire from action songs and songs from the shows to classical pieces. They take part in a minimum of 3 concerts per year.

What it costs

Payment is due at the start of every term, payable to Bristol Plays Music. Families who have a child registered for free school meals will not be charged.

Junior Chamber Choir - £38 per double term (3 double terms per year)
Senior Boys Choir - £38 per double term
Senior Chamber Choir - £54 per double term

If you attend two Music Centres run by Bristol Plays Music charged at £52 each you will receive a £20 discount per double term. No other discounts apply.

Parents can use the new online system to enrol singers and make payments.


Juniors: Fridays during term time from 4.30pm to 6.15pm
Senior Boys: Friday during term time from 5.15pm to 7pm
Senior Girls: Fridays during term time from 6pm - 8pm

New members are invited to come and sing through some straightforward pitch tests so David can hear what their singing is like. This is usually arranged on a Friday afternoon at about 4.30pm.

Where we rehearse

Rehearsals take place in the Performing Arts Centre at Cotham School. The entrance is on Cotham Lawn Road. As you face the large building, on the left is a car park with green fencing. Parking is available here. To get to the Performing Arts block walk down through the green gates towards the school with and keep going.

New members

Voice tests for new members are held on Fridays at 4pm for Juniors and Intermediates, and 6pm for Seniors. Please contact David Ogden at to book a slot.

Term dates

Autumn 2017

Friday 8 September from 4.30pm - voice tests for new members. Please contact David Ogden at to book a slot.

First rehearsal of the new term takes place on Friday 15 September

Rehearsal 22 September

Saturday 23 September, Colston Hall - Colston Hall 150th anniversary concert with Seniors, Intermediates and Juniors

Rehearsal 29 September

Sunday 1 October at 3pm, Colston Hall - Senior Citizens' Rotary Concert with Seniors, Intermediates and Juniors

Rehearsals 6 and 13 October

No rehearsal 20 October or 27 October

Rehearsals 3, 10, 17, 24 November and 1 December

Friday 8 December, St James Priory at 7pm - Christmas Concert with Seniors, Intermediates and Juniors

2018 dates

First rehearsal of 2018 will be on 12 January

Saturday 10 March 2018, Colston Hall - Carmina Burana with Bristol Choral Society

Tuesday 26 June, St George's Bristol - Juniors and Intermediates Summer Concert

Wednesday 27 June, St George's Bristol - Seniors Summer Concert

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