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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com or via Keith Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
It will be really helpful if we can have a great turnout for this day! KC will be buying Costa or Nero coffee for everyone at 11am but please bring packed lunch or money for lunch out!
The last concerts for this academic year are on:
Saturday April 23rd, 7.30pm at
St John's Church,
Tickets are available from 6West from Monday March 6th, West Street, Alresford at £15 and £12.
Repertoire will include Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Turner's Requiem, Brahms' How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings.
Rehearsals at St John's Alrefsord on Friday 22nd April 7pm - 9.30pm and
Saturday 23rd 2pm - 4.30pm. Doors open for concert at 6.45pm.
Saturday June 25th,
St Michael's Church, West Andover
For this concert, as promised, the repertoire will be chosen by members of the choir themselves.
Rehearsals will be at 5 - 6.30pm for HCYC Main Choir. Doors open at 6.45pm.
Friday July 8th at United Church,
This concert will be informal, mostly for parents, and quite short, with plenty of time for social activity after the concert and then at the Golden Lion, Alresford Road, Winchester for members and families.
Our Director, Keith, is asking for requests for items for our concert on June 25th in Andover. If you want to make a request, please choose one per member, and message Keith through this website or our Facebook page.
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.
Number of visits to this website:
Foundation Choir HCYFC
5.15 - 6.30pm with
Kerry Kenward and
5.15 - 6.45pm with
Martin Riddy and
7 - 9pm with
Amy Williamson and
7 - 9.30pm with
Keith Clark, Kate Jones and
Friday September 25th
9.30 - 10pm with
Amy Williamson and
If you are considering applying for one of the places available in one of the Hampshire County Youth Choirs, please read the Joining Information on our Membership Application page.
REMEMBER there is NO pass/fail audition!
You can also complete an Membership Application form and email it or send it to us.