Hallé Youth Training Choir


The Hallé Youth Training Choir, established in 2011, offers promising young singers aged 13-15 (academic years 9-11) a chance to develop their musicianship in a non-pressured training environment, allowing time for their voices to change naturally whilst still learning and rehearsing. Members study a selection of repertoire designed to support their musical and singing development throughout the year.

The Hallé Youth Training Choir regularly appears in the Hallé’s Christmas Singalong concert and the Youth Ensembles concert, both in The Bridgewater Hall. The 2018-19 season will also see the upper voices of the Youth Training Choir join with the Hallé, the Hallé Choir and the Hallé Children’s Choir in a performances of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust and the lower voices perform alongside the Hallé and the Hallé Youth Choir in the Music of Harry Potter

Recent performances have included performing alongside the Hallé Ancoats Community Choir as part of the Manchester Histories Festival at Manchester Central Library, and performances of the Manchester Peace Song Cycle (a new work by ten female composers, with lead composer Nicola LeFanu) at Heaton Hall and the Royal Northern College of Music.

The Youth Training Choir also enjoy summer activities: in the summer of 2017 they travelled to Co Durham with the Youth Choir and Youth Orchestra for a week-long residential and home-coming performance at the Stoller Hall, Manchester. In June 2019 the choir will embark on a music-making weekend at Kingswood Adventure Centre in Doncaster.

The Hallé Concerts Society is very grateful to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Radcliffe Trust, The Zochonis Charitable Trust and many individual benefactors for their continued support of the Youth Training Choir.


2019-20 recruitment

Application for the 2019-20 will open on 21 December 2018.
Application deadline: Friday 3 May 2019
Auditions will be held in late June and early July 2019

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Join us

Hallé Youth Training Choir membership is for promising young singers aged 13 to 15 years (in school years 9 – 11) who want to learn more about music and singing.

Membership is free, however all members will be requested to make a voluntary donation to the Hallé as a contribution towards the core costs of maintaining the choir. Members are also expected to contribute towards the cost of residential courses and tours where appropriate.


Contact us

For all Hallé Youth Training Choir enquiries, please contact Youth Ensembles Administrator, Verity Riley on verity.riley@halle.co.uk or call 0161 907 9056.


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