Basingstoke Area Junior Choir

Conductor: Liz Hay

Assistant Conductor: Lynn Hunt

Accompanist: Richard Morgans 

Rehearsals: Thursdays - weekly, 4.45 - 5.45pm

Queen Mary's College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke


Please make a note of all these dates now, especially for the concerts – it is important that you commit to the rehearsals/concerts – and let us know, ASAP, if you have any issues.

BAJC rehearsal/concert dates: (Thursday, unless otherwise stated)

September 13th and 20th (27th is closed for QMC’s Open Evening)

October 4th, 11th and 18th (25th is Half Term)

November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

December 6th (and possibly 13th, for Carol Singing)

SUNDAY December 9th – BAYOC Christmas Concert (in the afternoon)


January 17th, 24th and 31st

February 7th, 14th and 28th (21st is Half term)

March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

April 4th and 25th (Easter 11th and 18th)

May 2nd

SUNDAY May 5th – BAYOC Anvil Concert – Please be aware that there will be two extra rehearsals on a Wednesday evening leading up to this concert


May 16th and 23rd (30th is Half term)

June: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

July 4th and 12th (last rehearsal)

Sunday July 14th – Afternoon Concert – at QMC



Over the years the choir has made frequent appearances in the Anvil and has joined with other choirs to sing in the Royal Albert Hall on three occasions.

Basingstoke Junior Choir was founded by Marilyn Wright in 1997 with the principal aim of offering Primary School children from the Basingstoke area a range of singing opportunities and experiences to complement and extend those available in school.

This choir is the junior section of the Basingstoke Area Youth Choir and for singers up to the end of year 6 who enjoy singing a wide variety of choral music. There is no audition but members must be enthusiastic and enjoy singing. They are expected to attend rehearsals regularly and should be prepared to work hard on a wide range of music in a variety of styles and languages. New members are always welcome. They rehearse at Queen Mary's College Basingstoke.

Hampshire Music Service charges a fee for Ensemble Membership, which during the school year 2018-2019,  is £28 per term and for County Ensemble Membership is £38 per term. If your child belongs to more than one ensemble you will only pay one fee.