YAS has been running since 2008 under the umbrella and support of the adult choir. We perform regularly giving recitals and concerts in aid of charities.
Singing events have included: Hulland Flower Festival and Ashbourne Festival Streetfest with the Signing Choir from the Royal School for the Deaf and the Southampton Sinfonia. YAS have also performed their own musicals such as Higgledy Piggledy Jazz.
YAS also take part in the Christmas concert with the adult choir, singing to a large audience in St John’s Church.
YAS is fun, gives youngsters an excellent start in their musical education and broadens musical experiences. Young people can learn new songs, have lots of chances to perform and make new friends whilst singing all kinds of music with live accompaniment or backing tracks. Learn more about the technique of singing under the direction of an experienced professional musicians.
The Young Ashbourne Singers choir is for children aged from 8 up to 18 years. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays between 6.00pm and 7.00pm and include a short refreshment break. During the warmer months, they are held at St John’s Church, Buxton Hill, Ashbourne, but in the colder months, at the Methodist Church, Church Street, Ashbourne.
Subscriptions per term are £30.00 and payable at the first or second rehearsal of the term. For new members, the first week of attendance is free.
Occasionally, sheet music will be loaned to the children and should be returned when requested, in good condition. During concerts, photographs and recordings may be taken and we seek parents’ and guardians’ permission to use these in the local press and on this website.
Children will be given a black polo shirt, embroidered with the YAS logo, for which we request a donation of £5 and an additional black long-sleeved T shirt for the colder events, for which we request a donation of £2. Black trousers and shoes are to be worn with these shirts at concerts.
For further information, rehearsal dates, times and venues, newsletter, members’ handbook, etc. please visit the Ashbourne Singers Members’ Page