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Youth Chorus

The Longborough Youth Chorus

Develop skills in singing and moving, ready to take part in full-scale opera performances.

Longborough Festival Opera’s Youth Chorus offers young people aged 7-18 the opportunity to develop their singing, creative skills and stage experience, coached by a team of vocal, drama and movement specialists.

Rehearsals take place around Longborough, through October-December 2023 and April-July 2024.

The Youth Chorus perform regularly with the Orchestra and Company of Longborough Festival Opera in showcases and local concerts, and are invited to audition for roles in main-stage productions.

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“The Longborough Youth Chorus were full of verve and fun”

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Take part in 2024

Plans for 2023-2024 include a Christmas showcase in Longborough on Sunday 10 December 2023, and participation in Puccini’s La bohème on the main stage at Longborough Festival Opera (27 July - 6 August 2024).

You don’t have to know lots about opera. We are looking for young people who show commitment and an interest in exploring exciting and innovative ways of storytelling through singing and acting.

Cost: £60 (winter term) / £95 (summer term) 

(bursaries available on request)

To find out more or register your interest, contact education@lfo.org.uk

Children under the age of 16 must communicate via a parent or guardian.


Find out more or register your interest.

2023-2024 rehearsal information

Download Youth chorus rehearsal schedule

The acting of the youngsters in the Longborough Youth Chorus was delightfully unselfconscious

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What you've missed

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2023 - The Fairy Queen

The Fairy Queen heavily featured the Youth Chorus, working with the full company and orchestra on stage.

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2022 - Carmen

The Youth Chorus joined the main cast on stage for Carmen; and recorded a section for Korngold's Die tote Stadt.

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2021 - The Cunning Little Vixen

The Cunning Little Vixen was our 2021 Emerging Artist production. The Longborough Youth Chorus took to the stage as woodland creatures, performing Janáček's masterpiece in front of a sold-out audience.

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2020 - The Cunning Little Vixen digital project

A short film combining our orchestra and soloists with the creativity of the children of Longborough primary school, and the Longborough Youth Chorus - who would have been singing in The Cunning Little Vixen in 2020, and who have contributed as artists and singers.

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2019 - Summer School

A nine-day course that involved singing, improvisation, language, movement and dance sessions led by opera singers, set designers, make-up designers and choreographers from the world of theatre and opera.