Jonathan Richter, Director

The Young Women's Chorale is a select intermediate ensemble comprised of sopranos and altos in grades 7-10. This ensemble performs a wide variety of challenging choral repertoire for women's voices in up to 4 parts. Additionally, the instruction in YWC focuses on healthy vocal production and the improvement of essential musicianship skills. Entrance to the Young Women's Chorale is by audition, and selected students may have the option to dual-enroll in either Children's Chorus or Youth Chorale (entrance also by audition).

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

2016-2017 Concerts

December 3, 2016
Young Women's Chorale performs on the Children's Choruses concert
4:00 PM, NEC's Jordan Hall

May 24, 2017
Young Women's Chorale performs on the NEC Prep All-Chorus Concert
7:30 PM, NEC's Jordan Hall

Chorus Audition Information

The NEC Prep Choral Program holds auditions each May for the following academic year. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. To sign up for a May audition, click here. Once the spring audition season has concluded, any interested new students can audition on September 10, 2016. To schedule a Fall 2016 audition, please contact Cassandra McBride, Program Manager for further information.

For audition requirements, click here.

Absence Requests

Please submit an Absence Request Form to the Youth Choruses Student Manager. Requests need to be submitted at least two weeks before the date of absence. We urge you to submit requests as soon as you know about them so that there is plenty of time for them to be approved. All absences must be approved by the NEC Prep Office, prior to the absence date.

You may submit it in using one of the following methods:

  • Print and hand deliver to the Prep Office at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room SB 120.
  • Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: Youth Choruses Student Manager
  • Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: Young Women's Chorale, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5018

You may also email a letter of request to the Youth Choruses Student Manager

NOTE: You will receive an email from the Youth Choruses Student Manager when your absence has been approved.

Still have questions?

Please contact Cassandra McBride, Program Manager or call the Prep Office at (617) 585-1160.