The Wiltshire Youth Choir, a new county youth choir programme aimed at young singers aged 12-18, has been launched by Wiltshire Music Centre (WMC).

Commissioned by Wiltshire Music Connect and delivered by WMC, the Wiltshire Youth Choir programme will run free Come & Sing! Taster Day recruitment events in Bradford on Avon, Chippenham and Salisbury in April, as well as an intensive three-day singing course in August which will be followed by a sharing concert.

Cassie Tait, Head of Creative Learning at WMC, explained, “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in Wiltshire to develop their singing and make new friends. No experience is necessary, and we’ll be exploring a multitude of genres. Recent research confirms that singing is great for the body and has huge mental health benefits. We are really excited to see the impact these sessions will have on the young people that take part.”

The aim of the choir is to bring passionate young singers together from across the county outside term time to explore a variety of different musical genres and styles and meet like-minded people. Designed to supplement the already rich choral tradition in schools and communities across the county, the Wiltshire Youth Choir will give cross-county opportunities for singers to perform and share their passion, as well as improve their technique and performance skills.

Three Come & Sing Taster Days will run in the Easter holidays:

  • Saturday 11 April, 10-30-1pm at Salisbury Arts Centre
  • Friday 17 April, 10-12.30pm at Wiltshire Music Centre
  • Friday 17 April, 2-4.30pm at The Cause Venue, Chippenham

Places are free and you can sign-up to come along and find out more about the Wiltshire Youth Choir today at www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/WYC