Opportunities for young singers to join Broadland Youth Choir

The 2015 EDP Festival of Carols at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich. The Festival Choir in full voice. PHOT

The 2015 EDP Festival of Carols at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich. The Festival Choir in full voice. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

A long-running youth choir which has performed on stages around the county and beyond is looking for new voices to join its group.

The 2015 EDP Festival of Carols at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich. The Broadland Youth Choir. PHOTO BY SI

The 2015 EDP Festival of Carols at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich. The Broadland Youth Choir. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Broadland Youth Choir performs at an array of events each year and now has opportunities for more young people aged seven to 18 to get involved.

'We are a very friendly choir and we looking for people who are enthusiastic and just like to sing,' said musical director Carole Tims.

'We have a very varied repertoire. At the moment we are doing an 18th century piece in Latin by Pergolesi and we are also doing a 21st century song called When I Sing which is very jazzy and upbeat, and we are doing one or two songs from the musical Cats.'

The choir, which has been running since 1992, is well known for its annual festive performance at the EDP Festival of Carols, organised by the Evening News' sister paper at St Andrew's Hall each December.


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Members of the choir have also performed on the Norwich Theatre Royal stage, alongside the professional casts of shows including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Last year they also performed with vocal group Blake on Cromer Pier.

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The choir is set to perform its next concert in Norwich in early summer.

Mrs Tims said: 'We have gained a reputation over time for being a group that produces good quality music and always produces its very best.'

She added that the choir was open to young people who enjoyed singing for fun and also those who were considering a career in music.

'We have got a good record of people going to drama or music school or to study music at university,' she said.

Broadland Youth Choir's rehearsals take place on Fridays at the Jubilee Hall in Salhouse. The junior rehearsal starts at 4.30pm and the senior rehearsal starts at 5.30pm.

For more information about joining Broadland Youth Choir, visit www.broadlandyouthchoir.co.uk or call Mrs Tims on 01603 721912.

Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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