A member of the audience at a concert, with Dame Emma Kirkby
On the following pages you’ll find information and photographs concerning our musical activities in Hampshire, and further afield. You will also find out about our regular rehearsal times and any upcoming concert dates. Drop in and join us!
For more than twenty years, the Hampshire County Youth Choir has provided a wonderful vehicle for choral singing. Now, as part of the developments within the Hampshire Music Service, a leading and award-winning music service in the UK, we are now offering extended membership and progressive development for singers from 5 to 19. We are always happy to welcome new members to our choirs, and new audience members to our concerts! Many hundreds of young people between the ages of 5 and 21 already have benefitted from their participation in these choirs!
There are no pass or fail auditions for membership of these County Ensemble.
Membership of the Hampshire County Youth Choirs is open to any young person who is:
If you would like to join one of our choirs, send us a message on our Contact page, email our Director on email@example.com, or telephone the Hampshire Music service on 023 8065 2037.
We regularly give concerts throughout Hampshire, and have also thrilled audiences further afield in England, mainland Europe and on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. If you would like to come and hear us, check out the details for our next performances. You will be very warmly welcomed!
This wonderful new album - O Magnum Mysterium - is on sale NOW!
Please order your copy/copies through the Friends of the Hampshire County Youth Choir via Kate Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Keith Clark at email@example.com.
It was just two summers ago, and HCYC Main Choir had an amazing trip to Vancouver Island! There are great photos to share, and many happy memories of amazing experiences with great concerts and audiences to talk about... For those of you who missed this one, we are really looking forward to seeing you all to work on our next year's programme, and to strengthen the total group again.
Watch this space for future plans!
Friday 8th July 2016
United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RZ
Final details for all participants:
This evening is an opportunity for us to say our good byes to those leaving the choir at the end of this term, wherever they are heading next academic year. We have a great audience who have got their tickets and will give us a pretty full church.
We will meet at 6.30pm for a quick warm-up and to practice two pieces that we will be singing but we haven’t sung for a little while… I will provide copies! Doors will be open for the audience at 7pm, so please be prompt for 6.30pm!!!
Kate may have just a very few tickets available but please do contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are intending to come! Tickets for the buffet and ‘sing-along’ at The Golden Lion, Alresford Road, Winchester are, sadly, now sold out!
Please wear our usual all-black concert dress, including all present members of HCYC and other alumni who want to pretend to be under-18s…! Black folders, with music sorted within would be great and please remember that all books belonging to Friends of HCYC, including:
European Sacred Music
Encores for Choirs Books 1 and 2, and
100 Carols for Choirs
will need to be handed back to me at the end of the concert. Please do not take these books away from the church, unless they are your own property.
Other than that, prepare for a relaxed and fun singing evening, to last for 75 minutes, with no interval, where as many items as possible will be sung by as many members and ex-members as possible! If time allows, we will sing the running order but within 75 minutes, there will very likely have to be one or two cuts from the church programme, to be sung later in The Golden Lion!
See you all soon,
Bogoroditsye Dyevo Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ave Verum Corpus William Byrd
Present and past HCYC:
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Harold Arlen arr. Guy Turner
Danny Boy Irish Trad. arr. Guy Turner
Black Sheep American Trad. Arr. John Rutter
O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen
Waly Waly English Trad. arr. Guy Turner
Summertime Gershwin arr. Guy Turner
Northern Lights Ola Gjeilo
Beati Quorum Charles Villiers Stanford
Everyone present: Above My Head Spiritual arr. HCYC
Present and Past HCYC:
Ca’ tha Yowes Scottish Trad arr. RVW
Takeda Lullaby Japanese Trad. Arr G Ives
Cry Me A River Arthur Hamilton arr. Guy Turner
Turtle Dove English Trad. Arr. RVW
Tequila Samba Guy Turner
Bushes and Briars Trad collected by RVW arr. Donald James
A few words from Jill Larner
Anyone and Everyone
Shenandoah American Trad. Arr. James Erb
Please check this website regularly to check if rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled due to poor weather conditions. If there is no such cancellation listed here, all practices and performances will go ahead as planned.
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If you are considering applying for one of the places available in one of the Hampshire County Youth Choirs, please contact Hampshire Music Service at the Rookwood Centre, Eastleigh.