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Join the NYTCW!

KarthikThe NYTCW has some remaining vacancies for its annual residential course and welcomes applications from young singers, aged 12 - 17 (school years 8 - 12) to take part in its hugely enjoyable and educational residential course and concerts.

Please read carefully the notes below before clicking on the application form on the bottom of the page.

The NYTCW meets for its annual residential course in the Easter vacation at Monmouth School for Girls in preparation for a final concert in Monmouth Priory Church. During the 6 day course the Choir will work on a programme of classical and light music under the expert guidance of our team of professional tutors and the NYTCW’s Music Director, Elisabeth Toye. Choristers will also have the opportunity to have individual singing lessons and take part in masterclasses.

In addition to music making, choristers enjoy a lively entertainment programme run by the pastoral staff. Activities usually include table tennis, football and rounders and evening events such as quizzes, talent nights and much more.

The course culminates with a performance at one of Wales’s top concert venues. In recent years the Choir has appeared in Welshpool, Brecon Cathedral, Swansea and at the Wales Millennium Centre. 2017will see the NYTCW return to St Mary's Priory Church in Monmouth for its end of of course concert.

Friday 14th - Wednesday 19th April RESIDENTIAL COURSE (Monmouth School for Girls, Monmouth)
Wednesday 19th April CONCERT (St Mary's Priory Church, Monmouth)

The cost of the six day course is £245.00, to be paid in three instalments - a small application deposit, second payment in December 2016 and final payment in February 2017.

We are keen to ensure that no-one is deterred from applying for the National Youth Training Choir of Wales for financial reasons. All applications for assistance are treated in strictest confidence.


  • Candidates should have been born in Wales and/or received their secondary education in Wales.
  • Candidates should be aged between 13 and 17 years old on 31st August 2017.
  • Candidates must be available for all course and concert dates. Please check your availability before applying.

You will not be required to audition for membership of the NYTCW. However if there is over demand for places, you may be asked to supply a written reference from your head of school music or choral director to support your application.

When applying for membership, you will be required to pay a deposit of £30.00 which will be deducted from your overall course fee. If, due to over demand, we are unable to award you a place this money will be refunded to you.

Click here to complete the form online.