Opera North Young Voices (ages 12–15)

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The Opera North Young Voices (ONYV) offers a perfect transition between the Children’s Chorus and the Youth Chorus and continues to provide expert training to enable young people to perfect their vocal technique and musicianship skills.

Members receive training and guidance from experienced choral leaders and have the opportunity to work with professional directors and movement specialists to develop skills in drama and stagecraft.

There are performing opportunities throughout the year, both locally and nationally, alongside professionals such as the Orchestra of Opera North  and the Chorus of Opera North. Young Voices is proud to have performed at the Aldeburgh Festival, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Leeds and Huddersfield Town Hall. Repertoire includes both secular and sacred music, from a variety of genres, with a particular focus of classical music/opera.

Entry is by audition, but we are looking for potential and welcome singers of all levels of experience. Membership fees apply, but we are able to offer financial assistance to ensure that costs do not create a barrier to taking part.

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“I enjoy singing with friends and growing more confident with singing.”


“Katie has been really happy in this group. She is always keen to get to rehearsals.”


Membership fee is £60 per term (£180 for the academic year)
  • Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

Auditions are held once a year in June/July

When and where do we meet? 
Every Thursday evening (term time only) from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH.

When will the next round of auditions take place? 
Auditions are held once a year in June/July.

How and when can I apply? 
We will be welcoming expressions of interest throughout the year. Please complete the ‘Express an interest’ form  above to be added to our waiting list and we will be in touch with further details about the chorus and auditions.

How much does it cost?  
Membership fee is £60 per term. We want to ensure that costs do not create a barrier to taking part and are able to offer financial assistance to those who wouldn’t be able to join without our support.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please email youthensembles@operanorth.co.uk or call 0113 223 3557.

Opera North Young Voices (ages 12–15)
Opera North Young Voices (ages 12–15)

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