When can my child audition to join the RSNO Junior Chorus?
Applications are now closed to join the Chorus. Junior Chorus auditions happen once a year in June. To apply for June 2022, please download the application form here. Completed forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
What will my child have to do in an audition?
Primary 3 children will attend a workshop* led by RSNO Junior Chorus staff where they will participate in musical games to test both rhythm and pitch. Children work in groups of 15 during the workshop and the emphasis is on fun singing activities. Older singers are asked to prepare a solo piece and will have their vocal range tested through some simple singing exercises. An accompanist will be available.
Where and when are rehearsals held?
Rehearsals for all the choirs are held on a Monday evening as follows:
Training Choir: 5pm - 6pm
Probationary Choir 1: 5pm - 6pm
Probationary Choir 2: 5.30pm - 6.40pm
Junior Chorus and Changed Voices: 6.40pm - 9pm
Rehearsals are currently being held on Zoom. When it is safe to do so, rehearsals will resume in person at the RSNO Centre, 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX.
What is the required level of commitment?
There is an expectation that members will attend weekly choir rehearsals during school term time from September through to May. In the lead up to concerts, choir members will be expected to attend additional rehearsals. Dates of rehearsals are available annually and any issues which may prevent your child from attending a rehearsal should be raised as soon as possible. All performances are compulsory. Older members of the Junior Chorus are also expected to attend a residential weekend in August.
What does membership cost?
There is an annual membership fee of £200. Members of the Junior Chorus (11yrs+) are also asked to pay an additional £130 for the annual residential. Bursaries are available – please contact email@example.com or phone 0141 225 3553 to discuss.
Does my child need to be able to read music?
It is not necessary for children in Primary 3 to read music as this will be taught in musicianship classes. Older singers (12yrs+) do need to be able to read music and should ideally be at at least ABRSM Grade 3 standard, or equivalent.
Will my child receive singing lessons?
Members in Probationary Choirs 2, Junior Chorus and Changed Voices all receive group singing lessons on a rotational basis throughout the year. The number of lessons received increases as the child/young person progresses through the choirs.