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Orpheus Young Singers

Photo Credit Gordon Laing

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.

Subs are £40 per term. The next rehearsal is on 8th January 2020. See the full rehearsal schedule for this term.

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.

Since OYS started in 2015 they have sung in Vaughan Williams’ Hodie, Christmas Music from Handel’s Messiah, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana alongside Brighton Orpheus Choir as well as featuring in the BOC summer concerts. They have  several cameo concerts a year and take part in various charitable events (concerts, gala dinners).

Email or phone 07783 909629 for more information.

Please print and complete this consent form, sign it and send it as an attachment to or email with your postal address to request a hard copy to be sent to you to complete. The form should be handed in before the start of your child’s first rehearsal.

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Shona Knight

Shona holds a BA in Music from Durham University and PGCE from University of Sussex. She sings as a soprano soloist in and around Sussex. She is passionate about young people having opportunities to be inspired by singing and classical music at an early age.


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.