GYC.jpgAt the Geelong Youth Choir, each song we teach is carefully chosen to offer young singers a diverse repertoire of quality music. Through singing choristers learn the language of music.  How to read it, understand it, perform it and how to create their own music using the skills and knowledge obtained.
While the repertoire is strongly focused on music education, there are many other positive benefits gained. Choral singing encourages creativity and teamwork, whilst building confidence and self-esteem.
The Geelong Youth Choir has been teaching the young people of Geelong since 1988, when the choir was founded by Mrs Eileen Martin.

Our Programs


Our History

The Geelong Youth Choir was founded as the Geelong Children’s Choir in 1988 by Eileen Martin. Its aim was to provide young people with a sound music education through choral singing excellence. Over the years, the choir has achieved many successes in competition, and has performed in concert with Victorian, interstate and overseas choirs, including the internationally acclaimed Tapiola Choir from Finland. The choir was also selected to compete in the prestigious Llangollen Festival in Wales. The choir has toured throughout Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand.

The choir has established a fine reputation in Geelong for providing professional training and for being a caring and friendly organisation which helps prepare young people for the future. The Geelong Youth Choir is a community choir and welcomes young people from all walks of life.


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What’s coming up

GYC and Raise the Bar will be appearing together at the Pako Festa Parade on Feb 25th. Just look for a big blue float with a canopy of 1,000 musical notes floating above our GYC choristers.

Both groups will also be appearing on stage at Villawood's Good Friday Appeal day, with Channel 7 crossing live for the big raffle draw. Who will win the house and land package, donated by Villawood Properties and Henley Homes? (me, with a bit of luck!)

June will see GYC and other choirs singing at an event that will premiere a new choral work by Kym Dillon, composed in honour of GYC's founder, Eileen Martin. This work has been made possible through donations from friends and family of Eileen (in lieu of flowers at the time of her passing) and a grant from the City of Greater Geelong.

And don't forget, there'll be some singing with Opera Australia mid year as well. So much to look forward to!


Geelong Youth Choir

All classes are held in Highton during school terms.

GYC - Thursday afternoons

Let's Make Music - Thursday and Friday mornings

Raise the Bar - Thursday evenings

Ph. 0414 806 228 for more information.

Enrolment package

Send us an email to request an information pack and enrolment package