Education and engagement

Youth Ensembles

Opera North Youth Ensembles provide children and young people aged 8-19 from across the North of England with exciting opportunities to further their musical education and talent through the support of a professional opera Company.

Expert training and guidance provided through weekly rehearsals enables members to develop outstanding musicianship skills, vocal and instrumental technique, whilst making new friends and developing a life-long love of music. Members will also have the opportunity to work with professional directors and movement specialists to develop skills in drama and stagecraft. 

The structure of our youth ensembles enables children and young people to progress over the years and become well-rounded performers:

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Opera North Children's Chorus

Ages 8-12

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Opera North Young Voices

Ages 12-15

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Opera North Youth Chorus

Ages 14-19 

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Opera North Junior Strings

Ages 10-14

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Entry to vocal ensembles is by audition, but we are always looking for potential and welcome singers of all levels of experience. No audition is necessary for Opera North Junior Strings and we welcome sign ups throughout the year. 

Membership fees apply, but we are able to offer financial assistance to ensure that costs do not create a barrier to taking part. 

To express an interest in joining one of our Youth Ensembles, please fill in the form below:

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