About JOINING ONE OF OUR CHOIRS

If you would like to join one of our choirs please complete the Application Form at the bottom of this page.  This page should answer most of your questions - if not, please contact Alison Nicholls who is in charge of recruitment at joinachoir@fyc.org.uk.

  • for the Training Choir (boys and girls in school years 2-4) we welcome new members throughout the year without audition(subject to space)

  • for the FYC Junior Choir (boys and girls in school years 5-7) entrance is by audition in September or January and, additionally, at other specified times during the year

  • for the Farnham Youth Choir (which is a choir from school years 7-13) we welcome new members by audition in June/July. Boys (treble voices only) can audition if they are currently in years 5 and above whereas girls can audition if they are currently in years 6-9

About Auditions

We aim to make the audition process friendly and helpful, and hopefully an enjoyable experience!  We want to find out about your current ability, but are also looking for potential and readiness to learn. 

JUNIOR Choir auditions

  • When and where are the auditions and how long will it last?
    Auditions for the Junior Choir take place at Frensham Heights School on Wednesday evenings in September and January.  You will be invited to attend and take part in the rehearsal, 5.15pm – 6.35pm, after which there will be a short audition lasting no more than 15 minutes. You can also audition on Saturday 29th June 2019. 

    There will also be opportunities during the year to attend open rehearsals to find out what it’s like to be a member of the Junior Choir.  More details can be found of the Concerts and Events page. 

  • What happens in the audition?
    Auditions will take place in small groups where you will be asked to sing some simple vocal exercises to discover whether you are a high or low singer (we need both!). 

  • Can parents stay during the auditions?
    There is a room for parents to wait during the rehearsal and while your child auditions, and we encourage you to stay to chat with current parents to find out more about the choirs. 

  • When will I hear the result of my audition?
    When you leave the audition you will know if you have a place in the Junior Choir. 

  • What happens if I’m accepted?
    Following your successful audition, you can join in rehearsals straight away.

    During the year there will be parent meetings for new members.  Details will be sent to you nearer the time.

FARNHAM YOUTH CHOIR AUDITIONS

  • Where and when are the auditions?
    Auditions for the Youth Choir will take place on Saturday 29th June 2019, 9.30am – 3.30pm in the Music Department at Frensham Heights School,  Frensham Heights Rd, Rowledge, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4EA

  • How long will the audition last?
    Auditions for the Youth Choir will be up to one hour.

    You are also expected to attend a rehearsal on a Wednesday rehearsal in June, when you can experience what it’s like to be part of the choir.  If you are new to Farnham Youth Choir and are not sure which choir to audition for, there will be an opportunity to sing for Jo Tomlinson afterwards when she will be happy to offer advice.

    There will also be opportunities during the year to attend open rehearsals to find out what it’s like to be a member of Farnham Youth Choir.  More details can be found of Concerts and Events page. 

  • What happens in the audition?
    Auditions will take place in small groups where you will be asked to sing some simple vocal exercises to discover whether you are a high or low singer (we need both!).  There will also be some ear tests (similar to aural tests in graded exams) and some simple sight reading.

  • Will there be an accompanist?
    One of the conductors will teach you the vocal exercises and play the piano.

  • Can parents stay during the auditions?
    There is a room for parents to wait while your child auditions, and we encourage you to stay to chat with current members and parents to find out more about the choirs. 

  • When will I hear the results of my audition?
    If you’ve auditioned for the Youth Choir will know by the evening if you have a place.

What happens if I’m accepted?
If you gain a place in the Youth Choir, you and your parents will need to attend a new member and parent meeting.

Rehearsals will start on Wednesday 4th September 2019 at Frensham Heights School in the Music School, 5.15pm – 6.45pm.  Details will be sent to you towards the end of the summer holidays.

New members of the Youth Choir will also attend extra repertoire sessions on Tuesdays for four weeks, 5.15pm – 6.30pm (dates are on the schedule which you will be sent when you book an audition slot).

how do I apply?

Please follow this link to complete the application form to join any of our choirs.
(Data protection: We will only use the information you provide for audition purposes.)

We will then be in touch to arrange a time for your audition (if required) and to answer any questions you may have.