The Orpheus Young Singers (OYS) is run for children aged 9-14 by the Brighton Orpheus Choir’s director Stella Hull and the soprano Shona Knight. Rehearsals take place during term time in
Balfour Primary School BN1 6NE on Wednesdays from 5.30pm-6.30pm.
See the full rehearsal schedule for this term.
OYS is sponsored by Brighton Orpheus Choir, and started in 2015. Singing in the choir is a fantastic opportunity; we are passionate about OYS being for everyone who enjoys singing. Throughout the year the children will have the opportunity to perform with an adult choir, professional soloists and orchestra in prestigious venues as well as having informal concert opportunities.
This fun-filled educational initiative is an arts experience for children at a young age. In 2015-16 OYS sang in Vaughan Williams’ Hodie alongside Christmas Music from Handel’s Messiah in December 2015, had 2 cameo concerts on their own and in a Summer concert entitled “Pastorale” with Brighton Orpheus in June 2016.
Last Christmas, the children took part in the City Charity Concert which was led by the Brighton Orpheus Choir. In the summer 2017, we sang at the Blakers Park family picnic and in the summer concert with Brighton Orpheus choir on 24th June.
This Autumn, we are planning a cameo concert for Orpheus Young Singers on 15th November and the children have also been asked to sing in the Charity Concert at All Saints Hove on 7th December.
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STELLA HULL is a music graduate of Birmingham University with wide experience in teaching music to all ages from nursery to A level, including teacher training. She led choirs and taught music in various primary schools in Staffordshire and then became the County Advisory Teacher for Music. In Sussex she has conducted the Lewes Junior and Youth Choirs and taught in schools, and works with solo singers. She conducts the BRIGHTON ORPHEUS CHOIR, a well established group of 80-90 singers meeting on Wednesdays in Varndean School and giving classical concerts with professional soloists and orchestra.
SHONA KNIGHT is a recent music graduate from Durham University who now sings as a soprano soloist in and around the Sussex area. She is passionate about young people having opportunities to be inspired by singing and classical music at an early age and is currently studying for a PGCE in Primary Teaching at Sussex University.