Thank you so much for a fantastic year of Henley Youth Choir! We have enjoyed every performance and my daughter has loved coming each week. HYC parent
If you are between 7-17 and love to sing then join Henley Youth Choir!
All rehearsals take place on THURSDAYS during term time, at d:two, Market Place, Henley.
There are two choirs: junior for 7-11 year olds which meets at 5.30-6.15pm and senior for 12-17 year olds at 6.15-7.00pm. There are NO AUDITIONS for either group and the first session can be taken free with no obligation to see how it goes. Children can join Senior Choir from Year 6 Summer Term.
Welcome to Henley Youth Choir
‘Hi everyone! Welcome to Henley Youth Choir. I’m so excited to meet you at our first rehearsal together. We welcome everyone, no experience necessary, so if you’re a seasoned pro or someone willing to give us a go, I promise you’ll have fun. You don’t need to read music either, as lots of our learning is done together as a group! Come for one session, or a whole term and we’ll make some amazing music, all together. See you there!’
Alex Haigh, Musical Director
Check out the video to see what some of the younger members like about HYC.
Why join Henley Youth Choir?
We aim to give young singers the best possible vocal training, teaching various vocal skills and techniques, as well as listening skills, and confidence. Each term there is a varied Repertoire to work on these vocal skills whilst providing a fun and inspiring singing experience. HYC sings a mix of classical pieces as well as popular contemporary music. Juniors and Seniors have different repertoires, with some overlap.
Additional benefits for Senior Choir members
Singing in the Senior Choir, and /or volunteering to help at Junior Choir sessions, can contribute to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Senior Choir Members are also invited to attend Vocal Workshops featuring experts in a range of music style and singing techniques. These free workshops are organised about 3 times a year by partner organisation Henley Choral Society.
We love to perform
One of the highlights of each term is the end-of-term performance. Performances have included at the Henley Choral Society’s Christmas Concert, with an audience of over 300 people, at the Henley Youth Festival, at Henley Festival’s popular Family Day, and recordings for both BBC Radio Oxford and BBC Radio Berkshire.
How to join
Costs are £50 per term with early bird discount. An additional sibling discount applies. Details of exact costs per term are on the Registration form. Potential singers should download and complete a Registration form and email it to Fi Harding on [email protected] If you have any questions please contact the Henley Youth Choir Manager and Administrator Fi Harding on (E: [email protected], T: 07947 658252)
The choirs rehearse in the main hall of d:two Community Centre, 55-57 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AA. Parking is available at Grey’s Road Car Park around the corner. Parents can wait, if required, in d:two’s Community Cafe which has tables, chairs and sofas.
We have a bursary scheme in place. Please contact Fi Harding for more information on the bursary scheme or download the Bursary Application Form.
Henley Youth Choir Supporters
We are very grateful to the Lions Club of Henley on Thames, Invesco, and Henley Town Council for supporting the Youth Choir, as well as generous individual donors.
For information about our safeguarding policy please see the link below.
Henley Music School
Henley Music School is a charity offering all forms of music education, to anyone regardless of age, ability, background or means.
Individual instrumental lessons, ensemble and small group coaching, school clubs, full-class teaching as well as Music School Sunday. Currently over 450 young people are part of HMS.
Free loan of instrument and bursaries of up to 100% available for all HMS pupils.
More information www.henleymusicschool.co.uk
Or email here
Follow Henley Music School on twitter: @henleymusicsch