The CBSO Children’s Chorus was formed in 1994 with the aim of providing the CBSO with a chorus for the many pieces of symphonic music that require children’s voices. Open to girls and boys in school years 4 to 8, the Children’s Chorus provides its members with the opportunity to undertake exciting and challenging repertoire while furthering their musical education.
Having conducted acclaimed performances at both the National Festival of Music for Youth and Llangollen International Eisteddfod, the CBSO Children’s Chorus have gone from strength to strength. Highlights in recent years have included a performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Sir Simon Rattle, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with CBSO music director Andris Nelsons, Judith Weir’s Storm, Faure’s Requiem and Dove’s There Was a Child with CBSO Chorus Director Simon Halsey.