To expand the tradition of church music throughout Australia, the RSCM InSpires National Youth Choir aims to join together a new generation of church musicians. Forming for an intensive season the choir welcomes passionate singers aged 18-28, regardless of religious belief or prior church music experience. Whether you are a church lay clerk or singer fresh from school, the RSCM InSpires National Youth Choir is the place for you. While a member of the choir you will have the opportunity to work with world-renowned conductors, teachers and musicians, perform in some of Australia's most prestigious buildings, and the ability to build a supportive network of like-minded musicians. An annually auditioned ensemble, the choir is open to all singers aged 18 to 28 years old. It is also run in association with the RSCM’s Winter School allowing singers to gain a greater understanding of what it means to be part of the Australian church music community.
The fee for our 9-day season will be $950 per person for the residential option and $350 for non-residential.
The RSCM InSpires National Youth Choir’s season is held as part of QueenslandinSpires, the Royal School of Church Music’s annual Winter school. 2023's winter school will be hosted in Brisbane, allowing participants to perform and rehearse at some of the finest venues Queensland has to offer, including the Nickson Room (located in the University of Queensland's School of Music) St John’s Anglican Cathedral, and more to be announced. Choir members will have the option to stay on-site at the University of Queensland (for an additional cost), or attend as a day student.
Sample daily schedule
7:30am - Breakfast & devotions
9:00am - Massed choir rehearsal
10:30am - Morning tea
11:00am - Youth choir rehearsal with Graeme Morton
12:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm - Informal lunch time concert
2:00pm - Workshop
3:30pm - Afternoon tea
4:00pm - Youth choir rehearsal with Tansy Castledine
5:30pm - Free time
6:30pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Massed choir rehearsal to 9:00pm