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Quay Voices

Quay Voices

  • 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 choir led by Simon Davies-Fidler, the Music Director of the award-winning chamber choir, Voices of Hope. They sing a broad range of music with new compositions and regularly perform alongside Royal Northern Sinfonia and Chorus.

In 2018, members of Quay Voices performed as part of the BBC Youth Proms Choir, conducted by Grace Rossiter and Simon Halsay.

Quay Voices meet fortnightly during term time, with a residential weekend in September and a second residential in February. 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 Friday 31 May (all day) and Saturday 1st June (afternoon).

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.

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.

Term Dates:
Autumn, Spring & Summer 19/20 schedule





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.

Here’s some more information about bursaries. If you’d like to speak to someone, please email us at [email protected]

Ready to Apply?

All of our programmes are easy to apply for. Simply complete our online application form by 1 April 2020. Need more information? No problem, email us on  [email protected]

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