The RSNO Junior Chorus offers its members the unique opportunity to perform regularly with a professional symphony orchestra.

Directed by Patrick Barrett, the Junior Chorus offers young people aged 7-18 the opportunity to sing weekly with a highly trained group, giving concerts, making recordings and socially enjoying the company of other singers.

Music in general, and singing in particular, is a very important part of a child’s education. The RSNO Junior Chorus gives your child a chance to sing at a high level, combining singing with games and musicianship training that is second to none.

The aims of the RSNO Junior Chorus are to encourage singing to the best of the singers’ ability, to learn to read music, and to develop and train the voice. The emphasis is ultimately on singing for fun, and on the establishment of good pitching and a good ear using the Kodály Method – a plan for young singers developed in Hungary by the composer and teacher Zoltán Kodály. Sessions in small groups working on pitching and rhythm games are followed by a full singing session. Principles of sol-fa and reading of notation are introduced.

The RSNO Junior Chorus is divided into four groupings: Training Choir, Probationary Choir, Junior Chorus and Changed Voices.