- Age 13-19
- Annual Fee: £850
- 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 residential weekend in September and a second residential in October or February half term. Performances take place throughout the year.
Application and Auditions
The application process for Quay Voices takes place between February and April each year, with auditions on Saturday 25th April and Sunday 10th May 2020. Please note, late applications will be considered.
In auditions candidates will be 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
Please note, we can provide an accompanist for your audition (please bring a copy of your music). You are welcome to bring your own accompanist if you prefer or we can provide audio equipment if you wish to perform to a backing track.
The audition should last no more than 10 minutes in total.
You can see a video on our audition process on our Ask Us Anything page.
We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in joining part of our Young Musicians Programme. You can email [email protected] or call 0191 443 5252.
Autumn, Spring & Summer 19/20 schedule
The schedules for 20/21 will appear online during April.
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.