Youth Chorus

Summer School

The Longborough Youth Chorus welcomes any student between the age of 7-18 who has an interest in singing, drama and/or dancing.

The Youth Chorus offers opportunities in the community for local young performers, with the possibility of taking part in future productions.

Participants will receive professional coaching in singing, language and movement from members of the Longborough creative team, with a repertoire that encompasses a wide variety of styles.

2019 Rehearsal dates

  • Sunday 29 September 2019
  • Saturday 19 October 2019
  • Sunday 24 November 2019
  • Saturday 14 December 2019

Christmas Showcases:

  • Sunday 15 December 2019 at Bingham Hall, Cirencester. Rehearsal 5pm, performance 7pm
  • Friday 20 December 2019 at Longborough Church. 5pm rehearsal, 6.30pm performance. Ends 8pm

2020 Rehearsal dates

In the new year, rehearsals will focus on 2020 season repertoire, with more opera and musical theatre choruses and arias.

  • Sunday 26 January 2020
  • Sunday 1 March 2020
  • Sunday 29 March 2020
  • Sunday 26 April 2020
  • Sunday 31 May 2020
  • Sunday 28 June 2020 and showcase at Longborough Festival Opera, 4pm
  • Sunday 12 July 2020

Rehearsals take place in St David's Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh and are led by professionals who are part of Longborough's artistic and creative teams.

Sessions are split to cover the chosen repertoire: Juniors (ages 6 - 11) 1.30-3.15pm , and Seniors (ages 12-18) 3.30-5.30pm.

2019 Christmas Concert

We have some beautiful music for the December concerts to learn, including Stars by Eriks Esenwalds, part of Ceremony of Carols by Britten and a winter musical based on a story around Silent Night, written for young voices.

Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen, 2020

The final opera of Longborough's 2020 season is Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. For this, we need a Youth Chorus and a team of little animals on stage.

We will be auditioning for the roles nearer the time, but if you are interested, please make a note of the following dates in your diary. (PLEASE NOTE: all call times are tbc.)

Rehearsal week at Longborough will be 24–28 July 2020. (Call time from 10am)

The Dress rehearsal is 29 July 2020. (Call time from 10am)

Performances are on 30 July, 1 August, 3 August and 4 August. (Call time from 2pm)


The cost for the winter term will be £40, and £70 for the spring/summer term. Bursaries are available - please do ask.

To find out more or register your interest, please contact

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