Ulster Youth Choir

Ulster Youth Choir Summer Training Course 2010

UYC is Northern Ireland's National Youth Choir and will select and train 70 singers aged 16-24 from throughout Northern Ireland to rehearse and perform with 10 leading vocal and choral professionals during a summer residential course and concert tour throughout Northern Ireland.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,020

Amount raised

£12,000

Donations

93

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Location

  • Without doubt, UYC has carved an important niche in the choral singing field in Northern Ireland

    — Irish News, July 2008

  • This engaging concert - proves the continuing efficacy of bringing the best youthful talent together on occasion for top ranking tuition.

    — Culture Northern Ireland

  • UYTC has been amazing! I have learned so much. Going for audition last year was one of the best decisions I ever made.

    — UYTC member 2009

  • This engaging concert - proves the continuing efficacy of bringing the best youthful talent together on occasion for top ranking tuition.

    — Culture Northern Ireland

  • Without doubt, UYC has carved an important niche in the choral singing field in Northern Ireland

    — Irish News, July 2008

  • UYTC has been amazing! I have learned so much. Going for audition last year was one of the best decisions I ever made.

    — UYTC member 2009

Situation

There is a strong history of singing in schools in Northern Ireland, but the absence of a conservatoire of music means that gifted singers have nowhere in Northern Ireland to bring their singing to a higher level. UYC provides expert tuition from some of the UK and Ireland's leading conductors, professional singers and teachers which otherwise, our members would have limited or no access to. UYC strives to keep participation costs to a minimum to ensure equality of opportunity for all

Solution

UYC's summer residential course will recruit 70 of the best Northern Ireland young singers and give them access to working with a professional choral conductor, individual singing lessons with a professional classical singing teacher, vocal coaching with a renowned vocal coach and musicianship training with a group of section coaches. UYC will then provide professional performance platforms for the choir performing repertoire which they ordinarily would not have the opportunity to sing.