About the course
The Junior Choral Course offers unique opportunities to children aged 8-15 to experience choral singing at a very high level.
The course staff are all accomplished singers, and their voices join the young people to enable them to sing some of the great choral repertoire for four voices alongside good music written for the students’ higher voices. The proof of the success of the courses lies in the very high proportion of participants who return year after year, many of them attending multiple courses and bringing with them younger brothers and sisters. The culmination of the course is the final concert, which will combine a major work from the choral repertoire and lighter music.
- The July 2015 course will be for sopranos, trebles and altos only.
- The August 2015 course will be open to organ students, for whom there will be expert tuition over and above the singing activities.
- Boys with breaking or broken voices will be particularly welcome on the August course, on which they will be given special attention to help them use their new voices comfortably and without strain.
During the week the young people will work hard at a range of music, both with their sectional tutors and as a whole group. Free time is equally important and a wide range of activities is organised every afternoon, with a strong emphasis on fun!
Each course will be under the musical direction of Ralph Allwood and Martyn Ford.
The venue for the Junior Choral Courses is Cheltenham College.
How to apply
The Junior Choral Courses are open to all, irrespective of school, and means-tested bursaries are available.