Warwickshire County Boys Choir and Choristers – Voice Trials for new applicants
Voice Trials for the Warwickshire County Boys Choir and County Choristers will take place on March 29th and nominations from your school are now requested.
The venue will be decided later, to suit the majority of applicants, and an additional location and date may be arranged to cater for those unable to attend on the 29th.
You are asked to identify boys aged 7 and 8 years who you think will benefit from such an opportunity, and encourage parents to bring them to the voice trial. Although this age group is our main focus, if you have likely candidates from other year groups who you wish to promote they will also be very welcome .
Schools may find it helpful to use the attached parental letter and form*. Parents who express an interest will be allocated a fifteen minute time-slot for their son to attend. After this, parents will be advised which group their son should attend and schools will be notified of the results.
It is important to state that no prospective member will be turned away. The voice trial is a way of identifying the appropriate group for the child. (Without exception every boy who has wanted to has eventually joined the choristers).
Warwickshire County Boys Choir and Choristers have reached a very high national standard. The County Boys Choir was in the Grand Final of BBC Choir of the Year 2010, and since then the County Choristers (made up of c. 80 boys within the full County Boys Choir) have won many awards and are in great demand. In 2012 they were awarded the title of ‘Choir of the Day’ in the ‘UK Choir of the Year’ Competition, and they have been selected for the National Music for Youth Finals in Symphony Hall for four consecutive years, winning two major awards. The boys have also appeared on National and local TV and radio and at many high profile events, taken part in three overseas tours, and recorded three CDs.
Please note that strong links between schools and the County Boys are most important to us and County Boys Choir members are encouraged and expected to support music within their school. Heads and Music teachers are always welcome as guests at our concerts. Do please help your school to be represented in this highly successful County group.
With kind regards