Youth Chorus

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The Longborough Youth Chorus welcomes students looking to be part of something more than a choir.

✔ Singing
✔ Moving
✔ Composing
✔ Stagecraft
✔ Character development

...and most things that lie between!

Our creative team will prepare you for productions at Longborough, community concerts and local showcases, incorporating a wide variety of repertoire.

THE CHILDREN ARE SUPERB; BUT THEY WOULD BE, WOULDN’T THEY?

★ ★ ★ ★ The Arts Desk, review of the Longborough Youth Chorus in The Cunning Little Vixen, 2021

Take part in 2022

For our 2022 season, we are looking for committed performers aged 15-19 to be part of the chorus in our new production of Carmen.

You don’t have to know lots about opera. We are looking for people who show commitment and an interest in exploring some of the most remarkable music ever written, performed at a world-class summer opera festival. 

Cost: £70 

(bursaries available on request)

For further information contact jess@lfo.org.uk

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

Register

Find out more or register your interest.


2022 rehearsal information

Senior Youth Chorus rehearsals 

All take place 3.30pm-6pm at St David’s Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0LT

  • Saturday 29 January 2022
  • Sunday 6 March 2022
  • Sunday 27 March 2022
  • Sunday 22 May 2022
Intensive course with Carmen Creative Team 
  • 19-21 April 2022. Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT
Carmen rehearsals
  • Tuesday 28 June 2022: Company Day (Youth & Adult Rehearsal)
  • 29 June - 6 July: rehearsals tbc
  • Thursday 7 July 2022: Dress Rehearsal
  • Carmen performances (3.30pm): 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19 July 2022

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

Opera magazine, Cunning Little Vixen 2021

What you've missed

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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.