Canberra Children's & Youth Choir

Canberra's longest-running choir for children and youth choir have combined

Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30pm

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017,  the Canberra Children’s Choir has merged with the Canberra Youth Choir to form the Canberra Children’s and Youth Choir and we are thrilled to announce the return of eminent Australian Conductor and Composer, and choir founder, Judith Clingan AM.

The Canberra Children’s and Youth Choir, for those aged between 8 and 16 years, aims to achieve a high choral standard, in a flexible and fun learning environment. Choral arrangements are based on a variety of sacred, secular, modern & ancient music in one, two & three part harmony. The Choir provides the opportunity for focused work on personal and group vocal development, including singing, score reading, blend and balance, rhythmic accuracy and vocal technique.

The Choir will perform at member concerts and also enters into local events and competitions such as the National Eisteddfod, and local music & arts festivals including Floriade. Keep up to date with upcoming concerts by regularly checking our Events page or Facebook page!

Audition for the Canberra Children’s and Youth Choir

Our next round of auditions are on Saturday 28 January, Thursday 2 February and Sunday 5 February. Auditions last for 10 minutes; for times and to book visit:

If you wish to audition you will need to prepare the following and auditionees may choose their start note for all of the below. No accompaniment is required.

  • Silent night (verse 1)
  • Major Scale (doh re mi fa soh la ti doh – doh ti la soh fa mi re doh)
  • Prepare a piece of own choice (between 60 and 90 seconds)
  • Sight singing will be given


Thursdays throughout the school term at the Ainslie Arts Centre.

Training Choir: 3:45 – 4:30pm
Canberra Children’s and Youth Choir: 4:30 – 6:30pm

What do I need to bring to Canberra Children’s Choir rehearsals?

Just yourself – and your enthusiasm to learn! – as well as a plastic display folder for storing the sheet music which your conductor will hand out at the beginning of each term.