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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 01823 348262

 
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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 2018/19
 
 
*Dates in blue apply only to the Show Choir – SCYSC
 
 
DATE
TIME
VENUE
 
 
SCYSC Tuesday 18th or Tuesday 25th September
 
All day
Show Choir Promotion Tour– locations to be confirmed. We will endeavour to get schools to authorise absence
 
Sunday 30th September
(current members to attend this rehearsal whilst new members audition at this time)
 
10.00am – 1.00pm
TBC
 
SCYC
Sunday 30th September
 
1.00pm – 6.00pm
TBC
 
SCYSC
Saturday 13th October
 
10.00am – 3.30pm
(this may get extended to 6pm if we are invited to the Proms)
TBC
 
SCYC
Sunday 14th October
 
10.00am – 3.30pm
TBC
 
*TBC SCYSC
5th, 6th, 7th November
 
MFY – Proms
 
TBC
 
SCYSC
Sunday 11th November
 
10.00am – 1.00pm
TBC
 
SCYC
Sunday 11th November 
 
1.00pm – 6.00pm
TBC
 
SCYSC
Friday 30th November
 
7.00pm – 9.30pm
TBC
 
SCYC
Saturday 1st December
 
10.00am – 3.30pm
TBC
 
SCYC AND SCYSC
Sunday 9th December
 
10.00am – 1pm
TBC
 
PERFORMANCE
SCYC AND SCYSC
Monday 10th December
All day rehearsal
7pm Performance
 
Schools Christmas Celebration - Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE
 
PERFORMANCE
SCYC AND SCYSC
Saturday 22nd December
All day rehearsal
7.30pm Performance
 
Festival of Christmas Song – St Mary’s Church, St Mary St, Bridgwater TA6 3EQ
 
SCYC
Sunday 24th February
 
10.00am – 3.30pm
TBC
 
SCYC
Sunday 10th March
 
10.00am – 3.30pm
TBC
 
SCYSC
Saturday 30th March
 
10.00am – 3.30pm
TBC
 
SCYC
Sunday 7th April
 
10.00am – 3.30pm
TBC
 
SCYSC
Monday 8th April
 
10.00am – 3.30pm
TBC
 
SCYSC
Tuesday 9th April
 
10.00am – 1.00pm
TBC
 
SCYC
Tuesday 9th April
 
1.00 – 3.30pm
TBC
 
PERFORMANCE
SCYC AND SCYSC
Tuesday 9th April
4.30pm
 
Afternoon Tea Party Performance
 
 
 
Potential Summer dates:
 
PERFORMANCE
SCYC AND SCYSC
Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th June
Evening
Strode Theatre, Street
 
SUMMER COURSE
SCYC AND SCYSC
Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August OR
Monday 19th - Thursday 22nd August
TBC
TBC
 
 
 
 
 
 
SCYC & Show Choir Membership Fees
 
Show Choir - £160 (or £80 for additional sibling and for students in fulltime higher education eg University). Please note if you are a member of the Show Choir you are expected to attend the Senior Choir rehearsals but you will only pay the one subscription of £160.
 
Senior/Training Choir - £140 (or £70 for additional sibling and for students in fulltime higher education eg University)
 
 If you would like more information on how to become part of the Choir please email SAlsop@somerset.gov.uk or contact Somerset Music on 01823 348262 somersetmusic@somerset.gov.uk
 
 

 

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