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Ely Youth Choir

Welcome to Ely Youth Choir

Musical Director: Andrew Parnell

For the next generation of choral singers. No auditions, no fees, just first-class choral training.


Every Monday in term time between 6-7 pm at the Parish Rooms, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Street, Ely. Please contact Jonathan Rogers at if you would like to come along.

OPEN EVENING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     6-7 p.m. Monday 15th November 2021, St. Mary’s Church Rooms, Ely

  • If you love singing in a group, come and try our choir!
  • For ages 11 and up. Experience is not essential.
  • Wide range of music in great arrangements for young voices.
  • No auditions and no fees.
  • Weekly rehearsals 6-7 p.m. on Monday evenings in term time.

For more information, please email

Ely Youth Choir is managed by Ely Choral Society, Reg Charity No. 802308.


Ely Youth Choir is Ely Choral Society’s community choir for secondary school age students. It was set up in 2010 so that young choral singers can access quality training in an after-school setting and take part in concerts and local events.

The repertoire is very broad, from Adele to Hairspray and Handel. There are no auditions and, currently, no fees. Membership is open to anyone in the age group who wants to sing.  The choir participates in most Ely Choral Society concerts and performs at community and charity events in its own right.

For the past five years, EYC members have taken part in the annual Scratch® Youth Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall, in which up to 1,200 singers take part.  Since 2013 the choir has hosted the biannual Ely Youth Choir Festival for youth choirs in our region.  In 2012 EYC formed the Ely Integrated Youth Choir with students from Ely’s special school, Highfield Ely Academy. Further development of this choir is being funded by a grant from City of Ely Council.

The choir has been conducted by Andrew Parnell since its foundation. It is managed by a Steering Group of Ely Choral Society members.  Ely Choral Society funds its core running costs.

Being in Ely Youth Choir

No auditions, no fees, just first class choral training.

Singing in a group is great! If you love singing, or think you’d like to try it, come and join us! Experience is not essential. Our free weekly sessions include voice training and rehearsal for performances. The group is informal, friendly and focused on learning and performing, and the repertoire ranges from Adele to Hairspray as well as Handel. You’ll learn valuable new skills from a top professional choir trainer and have the chance to take your interest in singing to a whole new level.

We rehearse on Mondays in term time from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Rooms, St Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s Street, Ely, CB7 4HF.

If you would like to join us, or come along for a ‘taster’ session, please fill in the form and we will be in touch.