Join Us

If you are aged between 11 and 18 years and enjoy singing we would be delighted to hear from you. There is no formal audition for BFYC. Our Music Director, Juliette Pochin will have an informal chat with you to assess your current vocal range and previous experience. Good sight-reading is not a requirement. You will need to have a love of singing and a commitment to regularly attend rehearsals and take part in concerts.

Can I observe a rehearsal before joining?

If you would like to join BFYC but are unsure what it entails why not come along to Brighton Aldridge Community Academy on Wednesday 6.30pm to see what it is all about. Prospective new members are invited every year to an Open Rehearsal, where you can try out the Youth Choir before joining.


Where and when do we rehearse?

Our regular rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings during term time from 6.30-8.30 pm at the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA), Lewes Road, Brighton BN1 9PW. Download Directions to BACA


What is the commitment?

When you join the Youth Choir you will be expected to attend weekly rehearsals and to participate in all concerts.


How much does it cost?

Membership is £90 a year (or £30 termly). This fee includes the cost of all music and travel outside of the Brighton area. Our bursary scheme is available for those experiencing financial hardship.


Who do I contact?

Contact the choir secretary Julie Emerton on for further information or to arrange a visit.


  • Expert vocal and musical tuition in a relaxed and friendly environment
  • Concerts with outstanding orchestras, choirs and conductors
  • Performances in some of the country’s leading music venues
  • Exploring music of different cultures, traditions and musical styles
  • Opportunities for solo singing
  • Fun and friendship

Being a member of BFYC for the past five years has been an absolute joy and privilege. I have been taught so much and have had the opportunity to regularly perform in amazing venues and record for Classic FM and in Abbey Road Studios. The only thing more amazing than the performances was the friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the weekly rehearsals and the constant support and kindness from Juliette and the Chaperones

Hannah Limbrick, Former BFYC choir member and current student at the RCM