- Age 13-19
- Annual Fee: from £500 – £850 depending on activity
- Bursaries are available
- Recommended for singers of intermediate to advanced levels who can read sheet music
- Vocal assessment required
Quay voices is a mixed voice youth choir led by Simon Davies-Fidler, the founder of the award-winning chamber choir, Voices of Hope. They sing a broad range of music, regularly perform alongside Royal Northern Sinfonia and Chorus, and have performed as part of the BBC Proms.
In 2019, they performed with Neil Ferris and Sonoro as part of a national tour of new works.
Quay Voices meet approximately fortnightly during term time, with a with a full weekend of rehearsals at the beginning of the year, and a residential in either October or February half term which helps to bond the group musically and socially.
Application and Auditions
Due to the necessary closure of Sage Gateshead in March 2020, our audition process for 20/21 was managed remotely and auditions were digital.
The audition process for 21/22 isn’t yet confirmed but is likely to involve video submissions. You can see a video on our standard audition process on our Ask Us Anything page.
In auditions candidates are asked to:
- Perform one song of their own choice
- Undertake simple exercises to test vocal range and musicianship skills, including both listening and sight reading ability
We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in joining part of our Young Musicians Programme. You can email [email protected]
Our Young Musicians Programme is open to all children and young people, whatever their circumstances. We are keen to encourage applicants from the widest possible range of backgrounds and access a bursary where needed.