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A fun opportunity for vocalists in school years 4 – 8 to sing with other young people who share your enthusiasm for singing and performing!

The CBSO Children’s Chorus has been part of the CBSO Family since 1994 and provides a fantastic opportunity for young singers in school years 4 – 8 to work with a leading professional orchestra, world-class conductors and perform in one of the best concert halls in the world, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

The Children’s Chorus meet weekly on Monday evenings 5.45pm – 6.45pm during term time at CBSO Centre. Through their rehearsals members will develop as musicians and singers and learn important performance skills, with opportunities to meet other young musicians from across Birmingham. All members are also encouraged to attend our music theory lessons and are also offered one-to-one vocal coaching once a term. 

To become a member of the Children’s Chorus all members attend an audition, but you do not have to be able to read music. The main reason we hold auditions is to enable Julian, our conductor, to hear each singer individually to make sure that they are singing the right part in the choir, and to understand if there are any areas that members could improve upon with our singing teacher.


How to Join

If your child is interested in joining the CBSO Children’s Chorus please fill in our application form or contact Alex Parker on aparker@cbso.co.uk / 0121 616 6509. 

There is an annual membership fee of £110.00, however to ensure that any child who wishes to join the Children’s Chorus has the opportunity, regardless of financial background, the CBSO can provide financial assistance and full bursaries for members if required. 

The CBSO Children’s Chorus are required to attend weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings during term time at CBSO Centre. All members are also encouraged to attend our music theory lessons and are also offered one-to-one vocal coaching once a term. 

CBSO Children's Chorus, Feb 22.
CBSO Children's Chorus, Feb 22.

The Chorus Team

Members and parents of the Children's Chorus are supported by a professional chorus management team and music staff who provide a supportive environment for young singers to develop and flourish. The Children's Chorus is led by Julian Wilkins, a highly experienced choral conductor.

Julian Wilkins - Conductor
James Keefe - Accompanist
Poppy Howarth - Chorus Manager
Alex Parker - Chorus Officer

Childrens Chorus Feb 22 Performance.