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Bristol Youth Choir

Ages 7-18

Beacon Music Centre


£48.00 to £67.00 per term

Senior and younger members of Bristol Youth Choir before in black and red uniform.

Bristol Youth Choir is made up of four choirs with over a hundred and twenty young people from all over Bristol performing choral music of all styles.

The Singing Sparks, Junior and Intermediate, Upper Voices and Lower Voices ensembles that make up the Bristol Youth Choir give up to five concerts a year in prestigious venues across the city including Bristol Cathedral, St George’s Hall and St Mary Redcliffe. Bristol Youth Choir have also appeared on BBC Breakfast, The One Show, BBC One’s Songs of Praise and broadcast on Radio 3 and BBC Bristol as part of BBC Music Day.

The choirs are directed by David Ogden and Martin Le Poidevin.

Entry by informal audition

Ages: 7-18

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.

The Choirs

Young people sing in a choir wearing red tshirts

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Bristol Beacon Singing Sparks

School years 3-4

Beacon Music Centre

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Young members of Bristol Youth Choir perform.

Fridays during term time


Bristol Youth Choir, Junior and Intermediate Choir

School years 5-7

Beacon Music Centre

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Senior members of Bristol Youth Choir smiling as they perform.

Fridays during term time


Bristol Youth Choir, Upper Voices

School year 8-13

Beacon Music Centre

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Bristol Youth Choir lower voice section perform facing animated conductor.

Fridays during term time


Bristol Youth Choir, Lower Voices

School years 8-13

Beacon Music Centre

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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


Find out more about auditioning

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 each individual choir – these pages 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.

The venue

Beacon Music Centre

Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon Music Centre is located on Stanton Road in Southmead.

Address: Beacon Music Centre, Stanton Rd, Bristol BS10 5SJ



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.

Car parking:

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.

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Beacon Music Centre is an accessible space, with level access and ramps throughout.


There are accessible toilets in the centre.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are welcome.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.


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