To expand the tradition of church music throughout Australia, the RSCM Inspires Youth Choir aims to join together a new generation of church musicians. Forming for an intensive season the choir will test, encourage and reward those who join. Whether you are a church lay clerk or singer fresh from school the RSCM Inspires Youth Choir is the place for you. While a member of the choir you will have the opportunity to sing with world-renowned conductor Roger Sayer, 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 RSCM Inspires Youth Choir’s season is held as part of Queensland inSpires, the Royal School of Church Music’s annual Winter school. 2021's winter school will be hosted in Brisbane, the allowing participants to perform and rehearse at some of the finest venues Queensland has to offer, including concert venues of St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane City Hall, and St Luke Church Toowoomba. Choir members will be able to stay on-site at Women’s College within the University of Queensland, alternatively you can attend as a day student. The RSCM Inspires Youth Choir will run from July 3 to July 11 2021 and will cost $900 for residential members and $450 for non residential member.
Applications for the 2021 Youth Choir season (July 3 - 11)
close on the 1st May 2021.
In addition, to standard information, applicants will be a requirement to submit the following information to aid their applications:
An overview of choral and singing experience
At least one musical reference outlining your capabilities (music teacher, conductor, etc)
A video of yourself singing (a simple song of your own choosing demonstrating your choral voice (accompaniments are allowed but not expected), F major scale for sopranos and tenors, C major scale for altos and basses) - one octave ascending and descending, and a short statement explaining your interest in singing in the RSCM Inspires Youth Choir. Make sure you have your video ready before starting the application).
Please follow the APPLY NOW button to complete your application. Once applications close you will be contacted regarding the outcome. There are limited positions available in the choir so we hope you understand that not all applicants can be successful.