Wellington Youth Choir is a mixed group of singers between the ages of 18 and 27. It is made up of around 50 university students and young professionals living in the Wellington region. The choir provides a bridge between school and community choirs for young singers, many of whom are current or former members of the New Zealand Youth Choir and New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir. As well as giving experienced singers the opportunity to continue singing to a high standard, the choir is also a good place for those who are wanting to get involved in choral singing for the first time.
The choir performs regularly during the academic year, in and around the Wellington region. A normal year consists of a mixture of standalone concerts and collaborations with other established groups. Additionally, the choir plans an annual tour to allow members to perform in other parts of the country. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays during the University year, at Wellington East Girls’ College music department.