Jonathan Richter, Director

Youth Chorale is open to advanced SATB singers, grades 9–12. Entrance is by audition only. Once students have been accepted in to the Youth Chorale, they can audition in the fall for placement in Youth Camerata, a highly advanced ensemble comprised of SATB singers who are members of the Youth Chorale.

Chorale Rehearsals: Saturday, 3:00 – 4:30 PM in Pierce Hall

Camerata Rehearsals: Saturday, 4:45 - 5:45 PM in Pierce Hall

2014-15 Repertoire Highlights include:

Brahms - Liebeslieder Waltzes

Handel - Messiah

Mahler - Symphony No. 2 with the Cambridge Symphony


2015-2016 Concerts

Youth Camerata

In photo: Youth Camerata


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.

For those admitted into the choral program, placements auditions are held in early September.  Additional entrance auditions may be held in the Fall, on a space availability basis only. For more information about Fall auditions or to sign up for an audition, please call (617) 585-1160 or e-mail

For audition requirements, click here.

Absence Requests

Please submit an Absence Request Form to the Student Chorus Manager or Peter Bianca, Concert Ensemble 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 Chorale
  • Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: Youth Chorale, 290, Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5018

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

NOTE: You will receive an email from the Youth Chorale manager when your absence has been approved.

Still have questions?

E-mail the Student Chorus Manager or Peter Bianca, Concert Ensemble Manager or call (617) 585-1128.