Please note, due to the current COVID restrictions in place for singing, we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the NSSO Chorus to 2022.

The NSSO Chorus offers enthusiastic choral singers of secondary school age the opportunity to take part in unique projects and performances alongside the NSSO Orchestras.

The NSSO Chorus made its debut with NSSO Philharmonic, celebrating our 25th anniversary, singing the Verdi Requiem at Symphony Hall, Birmingham in July 2019 under the baton of Richard Dickins (NSSO Principal Conductor).

The week-long course at Malvern runs alongside the three orchestras, big band and conducting courses.  There are daily rehearsals and vocal coaching as well as masterclasses and workshops with Patron, Stephen Darlington and Chorusmaster Jonathan Brown.

There are no formal auditions and applicants are accepted on the recommendation of school Directors of Music and/or singing teachers.  

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Watch the Digital Celebration August 20, 2020

Monday 24th August – Friday 28th August NSSO’s three month Digital Celebration will reach its conclusion next week with daily virtual performances on the NSSO YouTube channel, starting at midday on Monday 24 August. Each performance will be part of a short programme featuring guest appearances from a range of eminent musicians, along with a selection of Non-Concert […]


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Project Sunrise shines a little light April 8, 2020

For more than 25 years, the National Schools Symphony Orchestra has provided an intensive high-quality orchestral experience for young players aged 9-19. This year, in the face of extraordinary circumstances, we are expanding our activities online to offer all our members the chance to take part in a new experience. With help from our partners PartPlay and Goodmusic, […]