Conductor: Sarah Forbes
Membership requirements: years 5-8 by audition and ‘taster’ session
Audition requirements: a short video of you singing your own choice of music, no duration stipulation eg. one verse of Happy Birthday is acceptable
Rehearsals: Saturdays, 11.15am-12.00pm
West Sussex Young Voices rehearsals aim to build choral singing skills whilst having fun along the way. We gradually build singer’s confidence with opportunities for solo singing, movement and creativity. Current repertoire includes working with West Sussex Youth Choir on a virtual performance of ‘Adiemus’ from Songs of Sanctuary by Karl Jenkins. Recent repertoire has included pieces from Friday Afternoons including ‘Shadow-maker’ by Cecilia McDowall.
Following an undergraduate degree in music at University of Birmingham, Sarah Forbes went on to study singing as a postgraduate at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has conducted choirs throughout her career including Finchley Children’s Music Group, London Youth Choirs and Trinity College Junior department. She is currently musical director of Sussex Voiceworks, a large choral society based in Shoreham-by-sea. Sarah is also founder and Artistic Director of HurlyBurly Theatre, creating and performing shows for babies using classical music and sensory play. HurlyBurly have toured to libraries, theatres and festivals across the country including Chichester Festival Theatre, Polka Theatre, Just So Festival, Theatr Clwyd and the Royal Opera House.