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male youth choir


Rehearses 6.15-7.45 on Thursdays in the school term

Tutor Jonathan Bligh and Vocal Mentor John Khammash

Launched in April 2013, this male voice ensemble is for boys and young men whose voices are changing. It gives them an outlet to sing through their voice change and emerge as young tenors and basses, adding to the fabulous sonorities of the YAV ‘family’.

Working with a young and talented all-male musical team, the Male Youth Choir allows for the change in boys’ voices and the professional expertise guides them through the literal highs and lows of their changing voices, working with repertoire chosen to suit voices at varying stages of development and change. In the focused musical environment of this group, pieces are selected to develop the technical skills necessary to deliver outstanding performances, resulting in more accomplished singers.

In recent years, in addition to regular collaborations with the other choirs of Young Adelaide Voices, the Male Youth Choir has sung in massed choir performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Zadok the Priest in 2015, and John Rutter’s ‘When Icicles Hang’ in 2016, alongside a range of local schools including St Peter’s College, Brighton Secondary School, St Mary’s College, Christian Brothers’ College and others. In 2017, the choir is excited to be travelling to Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival in Queensland.

To encourage the development of this new ensemble, YAV is providing two scholarships for new choristers to join the ensemble. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Young Adelaide Voices is proud to be creating this singing pathway for young men.

Oliver Silk is the recipient of the 2016 Phil Rasch Scholarship in the Male Voice Choir, well done Oliver!



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