National Youth Arts Wales
National Youth Choir of Wales
"NYCW sang their hearts out"
Western Mail

"When I was in the choir I got the chance to sing with
Bryn Terfel and it's something I'll never forget"
Katherine Jenkins, soprano

The National Youth Choir of Wales was formed by Tŷ Cerdd (as the Welsh Amateur Music Federation) in 1984, to support both the long-standing choral tradition of Wales and the development needed for that tradition to flourish.

Members of the Choir, who are aged between 16 and 21 years, are drawn from all parts of Wales, and auditioned annually. They meet for occasional weekend courses, but the Choir’s main work is concentrated in a week of intensive rehearsals in the summer, followed by a series of concerts No current dates.


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2018 Music Ensemble Auditions

Audition Details 
6th & 7th JanuaryCardiff – instrumental auditions only 
13th & 14th JanuaryCarmarthen – Instrumental & Choir auditions 
20th & 21st  JanuaryNorth  Wales – Instrumental & Choir auditions 
27th & 28th JanuaryCardiff  – Choir auditions only

AUDITION FEE: There will be a non-refundable charge of £20 per audition. However, please note that for young people auditioning in the same instrument group for more than one ensemble (Orchestra, Wind, Brass) there will be one audition and only one fee is payable. 

NB - We are keen to ensure that no-one is deterred from applying for the NYAW Ensembles for financial reasons. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the fee, please contact the NYAW office as soon as possible.

Audition Criteria: 

Provisional 2018 Residency Details: 
Dates: 25th July – 5th August 2018 tbc 
Venue: Trinity  St David University, Lampeter  
Cost: £420 + £30 Social Fund (Total £450)
Conductor: TBC