Young singers sought by Youth Music for London Cultural Olympiad festival

Musicroom June 25, 2010 14

Youth Music is on the lookout for enthusiastic youngsters aged 16-21 to join a new choir.

The Olympiad will culminate in a festival to be held from June 21st 2012 to September 9th 2012, and Youth Music is looking to put together a youth vocal ensemble to perform throughout the event.

In all, 150 people between the ages of 16 and 21 are being sought, with Youth Music hoping the choir will comprise of a range of different cultures from across the UK.

Members of the Youth Music Voices Ensemble will perform a specially-commission programme of new songs and arrangements in a number of prominent locations.

They will also get the chance to enhance their vocal skills and gain confidence in their ability.

“Alongside the Games, Festival 2012 promises to be one of the most monumental events in our nation’s cultural history and we are extremely proud to be working in partnership with London 2012 on Youth Music Voices, our commitment to the Cultural Olympiad,” commented Christina Coker OBE, chief executive of Youth Music.

“By linking with partner organisations and engaging thousands of young people, Youth Music Voices aims to discover, develop and present some of the UK’s most talented young singers, giving them an opportunity of a lifetime that they might otherwise not have had, to perform and be part of London 2012 and the Cultural Olympiad.”

More details of the Olympiad festival are set to be announced in 2011, with the exact programme of events still being discussed.

For more info on how you can get involved with Youth Music Voices and the regional events hosted across the country check out the Youth Music Voices Webpage: http://www.youthmusic.org.uk/Youth-Music-Voices.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557190952 Bethia Coates

    I just auditioned for regionals in Manchester for YMV it was SUCH a great evening and I loved it. Just waiting to hear if I’ve got through to Nationals :s I hope so!

    • http://www.musicroom.com Musicroom

      That sounds great – thanks for sharing :-) You’ll have to keep us posted regarding the Nationals!
      Was there lots of competition? and what did you sing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557190952 Bethia Coates

    i have been shortlisted for nationals!! :D just waiting to hear if i have definately got an audition (which are being held in London). erm only 18 of us got through to regionals in manchester and we did group work on songs then they asked us to improvise and they ‘explored’ our voices :) was great. SO hope I get through! fingers crossed!

  • http://www.musicroom.com Musicroom

    That’s fantastic- well done Bethia! Keep us updated on how the London auditions go if you get there. Good luck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557190952 Bethia Coates

    I’M THROUGH TO NATIONALS! :D I only know one other person who’s going :s so am a bit nervous. The auditions have been changed to Leeds and they are on Thursday. I have to sing 2 contrasting songs that are two minutes each and have a 5 min interview and group auditions… I hope they like my song choice :s I will keep you updated as to how the nationals go! :)

    • http://www.musicroom.com Musicroom

      Fantastic news- what have you chosen to sing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557190952 Bethia Coates

    nationals went well!! :D erm i sang when you believe by mariah carey and whitney houston and people get ready by eva cassidy…. just waiting to hear now and if i get through i think there’s one more round of auditions- the finals…. i feel like im on glee or something lol :) so yeah, fingers crossed! x

    • http://www.musicroom.com Musicroom

      Fantastic- have you got any videos of it all that you can share?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557190952 Bethia Coates

    i havent got any of the actual day but i have the songs that i sang on my youtube channel if that’s any good? :s musicalbethia – type in to youtube and lots of videos of me singing will come up- although some of them are rather dated and my voice has changed a lot since some of them! :) x

    • http://www.musicroom.com Musicroom

      Can you send us a link to your youtube channel? Keep us updated on how you get on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557190952 Bethia Coates

    http://www.youtube.co.uk/musicalbethia :) will keep you updated! should hear in about a week…. x

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557190952 Bethia Coates

    IM IN!!!!! :D :D x

    • http://www.musicroom.com Musicroom

      That’s amazing- well done you :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557190952 Bethia Coates

    Thank you :) I am going to vlog all of my experiences on my youtube channel ^^^ the first one is up now. :) x