Calling all Hampshire’s Talented Young Singers and InstrumentalistsAccomplished young singers and instrumentalists are being invited to attend a series of formal and informal auditions to join Hampshire County Council’s Music Service ensembles.

The auditions take place later this term to find new ensemble talent for the next academic year, starting in September 2016. County ensembles provide high quality performing opportunities for Hampshire’s most able young singers and instrumentalists, with performances not just in Hampshire, but all over the UK and abroad.

Membership is open to all pupils up to the age of 19 years, who are in full-time education. Places for the autumn term will become available as existing members move on to higher education or start their careers – offering a number of exciting opportunities for students at Hampshire schools and colleges to make their musical mark.

Current ensemble vacancies exist with:

Hampshire County Youth Orchestras – open day: 21 May 2016

Hampshire County Youth Bands

Hampshire County Youth Wind Ensembles – open day: 14 May 2016

Hampshire County Youth Choir

Interested young instrumentalists and singers should register their interest in attending one of the audition events, by 31 May 2016.

Priority will be given first to Hampshire residents, followed by non-Hampshire residents, attending Hampshire schools and colleges.

Anyone interested in joining one of the ensembles can find the application form and further details online, or by contacting 023 8065 2037 or via e-mail to, by 31 May 2016.

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