Dublin Youth Training Choir

Published 21 January 2019

Dublin Youth Training Choir begins in September 2019. 30 singers aged 10-14 will be chosen to take part in Dublin Youth Choir's new initiative for dedicated and enthusiastic singers. In addition to singing in Training Choir, the young singers will receive musicianship training through a Kodály-inspired programme. The choir is based in the Unitarian Church, Stephen's Green, and will rehearse on Tuesdays from 6pm.

Dublin Youth Choir is creating a structure of incremental choral music education and providing the opportunity to develop musicianship, ensemble-singing skills, and vocal technique with accomplished Irish and international tutors on a weekly basis. It is hoped that this regional opportunity will provide the most enthusiastic young singers with more opportunities to further develop their skills, in addition to the great work that is being done in both primary and secondary schools throughout Dublin and the surrounding counties. It is also hoped that these singers will develop leadership skills that will feed back into the musical life of their schools, and especially into their school choirs. We hope to create a relationship with the schools that our singers attend and will work to enhance the whole choral music experience for young singers who would like the opportunity to be involved. We hope that our Training Choir members will progress into Youth Choir and Chamber Choir and will continue to be challenged in their music making.

The DYC Team is passionate about affording young singers the opportunity to facilitate choral music opportunities at a regional level, with singers from all over the county and surrounding counties. With this in mind, we have scholarships for students who may have financial difficulties. The central location should also make DYC accessible to all young singers.

For more information about Dublin Youth Choir, please go to our website www.dublinyouthchoir.com. You can also hear our Youth and Chamber Choirs on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-873218325.

There is a Dublin Youth Training Choir workshop on 17th February2019. Spaces are limited and there are only a few remaining so if you are interested in taking part, email us asap at dublinyouthchoir@gmail.com. The workshop will give interested singers an idea of what happens in a DYC rehearsal and will provide them with the DYC experience before they audition for the choir in April/May. It is not necessary to take part in the workshop to receive an audition time.

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