The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain Summer Concert 2014, Shrewsbury.

The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain brings together talented young singers from throughout the UK, to enable them to enjoy making music under the guidance of inspired teachers. The choir meets for residential courses during the Easter and summer holidays, when choir members can develop their vocal technique and musicianship skills.

NCCGB is divided into four choirs; the Junior (treble) choirs are made up of the Yellow Choir (age 9 – Year 6), Blue Choir (Year 7 – 10) and Green (advanced) Choir (also Year 7 - 10). The Senior (SATB) Choir is for girls age 15+ and boys with changed voices. During courses choir members sing together in their individual choirs and the massed choir, work with singing tutors in individual lessons and enjoy the experience of working with others who share their passion for singing.

2014 marks the beginning of an exciting journey for NCCGB. The choir looks forward to a performance during the Edinburgh Festival in 2015, and a tour of Northern Spain in 2016. The choir will also begin its new non-auditioned workshop programme. These workshops will ensure that all children who have the desire to sing have the opportunity to benefit from the choir's resources.

Every year the choir gives one or more public concerts at the end of the summer course. Their repertoire ranges from traditional works of the Renaissance to modern day classics, and they are renowned for the purity of the sound they produce. This summer the Junior Concert will be in St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury on Saturday 2nd August at 7.00 p.m. Tickets (adults £10, children £8) will be available on the door or by emailing [email protected]. The Senior Choir will perform in a free lunchtime concert in St Alkmund’s on Thursday 7th August.

Further information about the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain may be found at www.nccgb.com or by emailing [email protected].

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