Choral Centre

Choral Centre
Cotham Secondary School, Cotham Lawn Road, Cotham


Bristol Plays Music’s flagship Choral Centre takes place at Cotham Secondary School on Friday evenings and is the home to the Bristol Youth Choir. Led by two exceptional choral leaders David Ogden and Martin Le Poidevin, the choir develops singers from the age of 7.

The Junior Choir covers a mixed repertoire and aims to nurture a love of singing. Lessons build singing confidence with singing games and cover essential skills like reading music. The Senior Boys’ Ensemble explores close harmony, barbershop and other male musical styles. The Senior Girls’ Choir explores repertoire ranging from classical works to light-hearted arrangements of popular songs. Members regularly join together to perform at events across the city, the Bristol Youth Choir also has the prestigious position of being one of Colston Hall’s Young Companies in Residence.


Group Day Times Entry Ages Cost (2 Terms)
Girls Senior Choir Fri 6.15pm-8.15pm By audition 12-18 £64
Senior Boys Ensemble Fri 5pm-6pm By audition 12-19 £45
Junior Choir Fri 4.45pm-6pm All 7-11 £45

“I’ve rarely seen a choir so focused” – Charles Hazlewood, Conductor

Dates – 2018/19

Dates for 2018/19 will be announced shortly, in the meantime if you are interested in joining the choir please enrol here

If you are already a member of the Bristol Youth Choir you will be billed at the beginning of the new term and you can pay for Bristol Youth Choir places here

Mini Singers

Monday’s, 4pm-4.45pm (during term time) for Key Stage 1, open to years 1 and 2

2 exciting free after school choirs for boys and girls taking place at:

Mini Singers at Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Mini Singers South at Victoria Park School, 14 Atlas Road, Bristol, BS3 4QS (starting 18th September)

All genres are covered (including funny and made up songs!) in this fun and free singing session involving games, activities, movement and actions.

This is a free session but places are limited, and must be booked in advance by contacting the Colston Hall box office see our What’s On page for booking a place

For further information on the sessions contact Laurie Stewart on or call 0117 204 7140

Dates for 2018/19

September 2018 17, 24
October 2018 1, 8, 15, 22
November 2018 5, 12, 19, 26
December 2018 3
January 2019 14, 21, 28
February 2019 4, 11, 25
March 2019 4, 11, 18, 25
April 2019 1, 29
May 2019 13, 20
June 2019 3, 10, 17, 24

(Please be aware when booking, a child or small group need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session)