The Senior levels of Bristol Youth Choir have both an Upper Voices and Lower Voices sections for singers in school years 8-13.
These choirs rehearse and perform both separately and together and sing a wide repertoire from part-songs, close harmony, spirituals and anthems to large-scale classical works. All members are given vocal coaching to develop their confidence and singing technique.
The Lower Voices choir is aimed at singers with Tenor and Bass voices. Boys with changing voices are also welcome to join.
School years: 8-13
This ensemble is part of our Young Companies in Residence programme, supported by Paragon Music Trust, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Bristol University Music Society and individual sponsors.
Entry to Bristol Youth Choir is by audition. There are no grade or standard requirements to join Bristol Youth Choir – all we ask for is a love of singing! For the audition, young singers will be asked to do some voice tests and exercises with one of our friendly conductors.
Auditions for this year are planned to take place in person on the afternoon/early evening of Friday 1 September 2023.
Bristol Youth Choir has a number of different groups and depending on your year group from September 2023 you would be in the following group:
- Singing Sparks – Years 3 & 4
- Junior Choir – Years 5 & 6
- Intermediate Choir – Year 7
- Upper Voices – Years 8 – 13
- Lower Voices – Years 8 – 13
How to book
All ensembles and activity enrolment is managed through our online registration portal, SpeedAdmin. Enrolling via SpeedAdmin should be straightforward, but if you should have difficulty, here are some useful steps to follow.
- Click the enrol button on this page to access information on auditions – this will take you to the SpeedAdmin enrolment page.
- If you already have a SpeedAdmin account, please login to your existing one to avoid multiple accounts being created.
- Follow the steps on SpeedAdmin to complete your registration including: ensemble selection, student details, payer details
- When complete, we will be in touch to arrange payment for your chosen ensemble.
Music is for everyone, regardless of background or circumstance. Bristol Beacon offers a variety of bursaries and subsidised instrumental opportunities for children and young people in Bristol schools.
Find out about our range of bursaries, eligibility criteria, how to apply and start your musical journey with us today.
Beacon Music Centre
Getting to the venue
Location: Beacon Music Centre is located on Stanton Road in Southmead.
Bicycle racks are available in the Beacon Music Centre car park to the left of the main entrance. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Beacon Music Centre has an on-site car park which is free to use for visitors.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Beacon Music Centre is outside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.
The nearest bus stop is Pen Park Road a short distance (200m) away.
Beacon Music Centre is an accessible space, with level access and ramps throughout.
There are accessible toilets in the centre.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are welcome.
There is no induction loop facility at this venue.
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