Bristol Junior Youth Choir is made up of 80 singers aged from 7 to 12. The choir aims to foster a love of singing in its members by helping to read music and sing parts in a fun and relaxed way, whilst always aiming for the highest standards. In 2014 the Junior Choir sang for the BBC Food and Farming Awards on BBC Radio 4 and live on the Clare Balding Show on BBC Radio 2. They have given concerts for Open Doors Day, The Rotary Club, Southmead Hospital and this year will be performing with young singers from South Africa as part of Project Zulu.
The choir will be performing alongside the ensembles from Bristol Plays Music’s Music Centre West, which include Bristol Junior String Orchestra, Wind Band, String Group and Starter Strings. The centre provides ensemble tuition for young musicians aged from 7 to 11 on all instruments. Starter Strings and String Group offer a complete progression route for starter and early stage musicians and act as a precursor to the Bristol Junior String Orchestra which is for
Grade 2+. Wind Band provides the opportunity for all young wind, brass and percussion players to develop skills in ensemble playing, and regularly perform with Bristol Junior String Orchestra to give children a full orchestral experience.