Opera North Children's Chorus (ages 8–11)

Term Time

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The Opera North Children’s Chorus (ONCC) provides children aged 8–11 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 children to develop outstanding vocal technique, musicianship, and performance skills, whilst making new friends and developing a life-long love of singing and drama. Members also work with professional directors and movement specialists to develop skills in drama and stagecraft.

The Children’s Chorus perform throughout the year both locally and nationally, often alongside the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North and other professional artists. Previous performances include ‘Myth and Legends’ at the Southbank Centre, ‘Songs of Love and Battle’ at Leeds and Huddersfield Town Hall and ‘Don’t Call a Dragon a Worm!’ at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond. Repertoire includes both secular and sacred music from a variety of genres, with a particular focus on classical music/opera.

Members of the Children’s Chorus are regularly invited to audition for mainstage productions.

£60 per term (from Sep 24). Financial assistance available.
  • Howard Opera Centre

Wednesdays, 5-6.30pm during term time

Taster sessions
To join our waiting list and keep up to date with our latest taster sessions, please register your interested here

Any questions?
Please contact youthcompany@operanorth.co.uk

How to join

There are no auditions for Children’s Chorus, but we recommend attending one of our taster sessions which take place throughout the year.

Taster sessions a great opportunity for your child to experience a weekly rehearsal with our current Children’s Chorus and to meet our fantastic delivery team in a relaxed and fun environment. No preparation required.

We are looking for young people who are passionate about singing and performing, and who are committed to exploring new and exciting ways to tell stories and developing key performance skills. No prior knowledge of opera is necessary, and we welcome applications from singers of all levels.

Next Taster Sessions (to join Sep 2024):
Wed 10 July
Wed 17 July

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Opera North Children's Chorus (ages 8–11)

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