The choir are on tour to Austria this summer, check out our blog just click on Choir News above.
Welcome to the Romsey Youth Choir website. Currently we have a membership of around 90 singers and operate as three choir groups. The main 4-part choir, a new upper voices choir and a chamber choir for older members.
The report on last summer’s tour to Italy can be found in the “about the choir” tab – see the News page for the tour posts from Italy!! The Tour Page shows our 2013 tour report. Next August we will going to Normandy in France.
In the summer term of 2014 we took part in several concerts – our end of term summer concert in July and in May we supported the South Wales Male Voice Choir in Southampton followed by singing in Romsey Abbey with the Michelmersh Silver Band. This year we have also participated in the Cheltenham, Portsmouth and Southampton Festivals as well as in Music for Youth. The highlight was winning the best choir of the day award for their “honours-graded” performance of “I dreamed a dream” in Portsmouth.
The full choir took part in three charity fund-raising concerts in the 2013 Autumn term. The first concert was a very successful joint concert with the Romsey Male Voice Choir in support of the RNLI. The second concert was the Generations Concert in Romsey Abbey with four other local music groups in aid of George’s Trust. The third was the George’s Trust’s own concert along with many other musical youth groups. Our own Christmas concert in the Abbey took place the night before and our new chamber choir made its debut performance. These last two concerts will be especially remembered for the candlelit rendition of Silent Night.
Romsey Youth Choir was formed in October 2010 as a non-audition choir open to all young people aged 11 to 18 who love to sing. Since then we have produced cup winning performances at Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton Music festivals as well as taking part in a variety of charity fund raising concerts including George’s Trust, Parkinson’s UK and Hampshire Air Ambulance. We have performed with the South Wales Male Voice Choir, Romsey Male Voice Choir, Romsey Concert Band and other local musical groups in a variety of venues from our own Romsey Abbey to Winchester Great Hall. We also have a thriving social agenda which includes theatre trips, ice skating, quiz evenings, rounders and fish and chips.