CBSO Youth Chorus

Calling all singers in school years 9-13! Join us for exciting musical experiences and unique opportunities.

As a member of the CBSO Youth Chorus you'll work alongside a leading professional orchestra and world-class conductors. You'll perform regularly in one of the best concert halls in the world - Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. The stage is yours!

The CBSO Youth Chorus is an auditioned choir for upper voices in school years 9 - 13. We rehearse from 7:00-9:15pm every Monday evening during term time, with conductor Julian Wilkins. In rehearsals we're here to help you grow in confidence, learn from world-renowned musicians, and develop your musical skills, while creating a professional sound and making lifelong friends.

Upcoming Open Rehearsal

Monday 24 June, 19:00 – 21:15

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

No booking necessary, just turn up!

How to Join

Sign up for a friendly 15-minute audition which will involve:

  • Singing a song of your choice from memory
  • Taking part in some musical ear tests
  • Practicing a short unseen piece in the warm-up room before giving it your best shot in the audition

Membership Fees

There is an annual membership fee of £110.

Thanks to support from the Leverhulme Trust, bursaries are available to ensure that anyone can join the Youth Chorus, regardless of financial background. Contact Alex Parker at for more information.

Extra Benefits

By joining, you'll also get a chance learn how to use your voice and understand vocal techniques through one-to-one vocal coaching sessions. You'll get the opportunity to take part in out-of-town concerts at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, and take part in summer residentials and international tours.

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Find out more...

If you'd like to find out more about the CBSO Youth Chorus please contact Louise Madden by email on, or by telephone on 0121 616 6508.

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