CYO April 2021
Cumbria Youth Choir is back! Join us now to rediscover the excitement of creating live music with other young musicians.
Now that students have returned to schools, and in line with the government’s road map for gradually lifting restrictions, we are now able to offer young musicians the opportunity to play in ensembles formed from the Cumbria Youth Orchestra or sing with the Cumbria Youth Choir.
All rehearsals will follow the latest strict health and safety government guidelines, in bubbles of no more than 15 socially distanced musicians.
We are following the latest advice carefully, and are planning our return to a full choir as restrictions are eased.
funded from the DfE Music Education Hub fund allocated to Cumbria Music Service as the lead for the Music Hub.
Cumbria Youth Choir launched in 2017, and has been growing in size and confidence since.
The choir is open to experienced singers, from Year 9 upwards, who are looking for a new musical challenge and is led by award-winning choir director and vocal coach, Charlotte Jackson. We welcome singers from across Cumbria.
Charlotte Jackson: Director
Charlotte is an internationally recognised choral conductor who founded and directed the highly successful group of Amabile Choirs, based in Kendal. She led the choir to win the coveted title of BBC Radio 3 Youth Choir of the Year in November 2006, and has received numerous awards and commendations, both nationally and beyond. Charlotte is a former director of the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) Dumfries Choir and is sought after as a freelance conductor and choral director. She has directed, conducted and taught on numerous choral courses, and has been the musical director for a programme of BBC Songs of Praise.