Young people

Our work with young people


Opportunity and Development

Where is the next generation of singers going to come from? Where are they going to find encouragement, experience and training? This role has increasingly fallen to voluntary bodies and it's one we take seriously at Bristol Choral Society.
We offer a number of opportunites to enage young people both as choir and audience members with special events such as our Mini Messiah concerts.

Schools Outreach

Bristol Choral Society actively encourages local children to experience choral singing, both as singers and listeners. For over a decade now we have taken outreach programmes into Bristol's primary schools.

Prior to the school closures in March 2020 we had planned a performance of Ahoy! by Alexander L’Estrange which involved primary and secondary school students across North and South Bristol. Unfortunately this was unable to go ahead. We are hoping to continue with these outreach projects when we are able.

Over the years we have worked with hundreds of children and their teachers. Benefits apart, this has always been a great pleasure for the choir.

For more information please contact our education and outreach coordinator by selecting the Schools/education option on our contact form.


In parallel with the outreach programme we have also run a Choral Apprentice Scheme for young people from Year 9 upwards. No prior knowledge or expertise is required - just a love of music and singing. Apprentices join the choir unauditioned and each is then supported by an individual mentor from the same voice part. From the outset they are treated as fully fledged choir members, AND they sing in all concerts - with professional soloists and orchestras. If they wish they can put this experience towards an Arts Award. And it's all free!

Find more details click here

Choral Scholars

Recently we have added a third dimension to our support for young singers with the introduction of a Choral Scholarship Programme which offers bursaries for auditioned aspiring professional singers at the start of their careers, providing performing opportunities within a large choir, specialist vocal coaching from our Musical Director and the chance to widen their repertoire. At the same time, of course, the choir benefits from their expertise!

For more details see click here


Tickets for young people

A special ticket price of £5 is available for under 25s for Bristol Choral Society’s evening concerts.

To book your discounted ticket online click our online booking link and select your seat area. With the next click you will be given the concessionary price option.

Brought to you by Making Music
Copyright © 2024 Bristol Choral Society