Welcome to the NOEL Website


Please see the tabs above for information on all our music-based projects, workshops and groups and below for the latest news on each! If you require any further details, please feel free to call or e-mail the NOEL office – we are always happy to help!

Latest Yorkshire Youth Choir News

What is the Yorkshire Youth Choir?


Next auditions May –  date/venue tbc

Spring Course 14-19 April – download form here

Tickets for the concert at Dewsbury Town Hall concert (7.30pm, 19th April) available now, order form downloadable here

Concert Dress order form downloadable here

Summer Course 18-23 August

If you want to take part but are not a member then you must attend an audition. See details below.

YYC Auditions

Auditions take place around January and May each year. You will be advised the date, time and venue on receipt of the completed form which is available to download here. There are limited half bursaries for our residential courses for those who qualify. Usual terms apply. Also 10% discounts for siblings.

Next YYC auditions will be in May (date/venues to be confirmed). To secure a place send in your application form now!

YYC Spring 2014 Residential Course

Details are being finalised for this years Spring course, music sorted, accommodation and meals booked, coaches organised to get to Dewsbury Town Hall on the Saturday. Tickets available to order - see above for the order form


Fancy your chances of winning £500 and doing a good deed by helping the YYC?

Then join the YYC 100 club!

If we get 100+ people who commit to paying £10 per month by standing order to the YYC, then every quarter, a draw will take place of all paid up members of the club and the winner receives £500!

Anyone can take part (family and friends) just complete and sign the form downloadable here and post it off to:

NOEL, E128, Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX

Thank You and Good Luck!

As cheesy as it sounds YYC really is one big family. It’s a community for people from all different backgrounds who come together with one common joint passion. YYC not only provides its members with high quality vocal and musical tuition, but it teaches so many life skills without even trying to … Teamwork, social living, time management, organisational skills, leadership and so much more. As a founder member of the YYC I have watched how the choir has grown and evolved over the years and how much pleasure it is given so many young people around Yorkshire. I am eternally grateful to all that YYC gave me, from shaping my musical education to giving me life long friends. Catherine Benson Aged 24

Latest Future Heroes News

What is Future Heroes?

Future Heroes Awards 2013-2014

Things are progressing well with this years Future Heroes – we are hosting a Future Heroes Showcase on Wednesday 12th March at Carlton United Reform Church, Carlton Terrace, Halifax, everyone is welcome to see these fantastic musicians showcase their skills.

Latest Singing for Fun News

What is Singing for Fun?

Singing for Fun Festival July  3rd 2014

If your school wishes to take part in this annual festival for primary schools contact us now via email admin@northernorchestralenterprises.co.uk. This is ideal for your pupils to experience a performance opportunity in one of Yorkshire grandest theatres, The Victoria Theatre, Halifax, and also play audience to other schools on the day.

If you would like to donate to NOEL so it can continue its good work then please click on this link  http://localgiving.com/charity/NOEL

Latest Singing Competition News The HX Factor!

What is the Calderdale Singing Competition?

Calderdale Primary School Singing Competition 2014 – The HX Factor!

The winning singing group of the HX Factor Sing Off 2013 was All Saints C of E Primary School, Halifax. Who will be this years winner?

All Saints have several choirs. Infant Choir, Boys Choir, Girls Choir, Mixed Choir and even an adult choir. Each of these choirs rehearses weekly. The HX Factor singing group is made up of representatives from all Junior age choirs. They love singing and performing.The Head Teacher (Mr Scott) has a background in the performing arts and ran several choirs for Bolton Music Service and the school has their own musician in residence. The choirs sing all around the area including an annual performance at Calderdale Royal Hospital Staff Christmas Lunch. They have entertained at residential homes and at community events in the Piece Hall. The choir’s home venue is the school’s church All Saints at Skircoat Green.

Other schools involved in the Sing Off were

Hipperholme Grammar Junior School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary

West Vale Primary

Rawson J & I School

Old Town Primary

All the schools performed extremely well to an enthusiastic, vibrant audience. The judges were impressed with the display of musicianship and all commented on the quality of the singing and the confidence of those taking part. We look forward to an even bigger event with more schools participating next year.

The winning group will perform on stage at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax on 6 December with the Halifax Choral Society and Black Dyke Band in Carols & Brass. Contact the Victoria Theatre 01422 351158 if you want tickets – this concert always heralds the start of the festive season!

If you would like to donate to NOEL so it can continue its good work then please click on this link http://localgiving.com/charity/NOEL

Latest NECO News

Watch this space for the next concert by the North of England Concert Orchestra.

For tickets: Book directly through the Victoria Theatre – Box Office 01422 351158 or for easy online booking www.victoriatheatre.co.uk. Alternatively, book through the HCS – 01422 374216

Latest Workshop News

The next adult choral course is being planned and will be posted on the website soon.

If you want to improve your singing, or get to grips with sight reading then we have courses for you!

Email  admin@northernorchestralenterprises.co.uk





Latest Other Projects News

Watch this space for details of projects including Cool Lieder for secondary schools and Songwriting for Primary Schools. You can express your interest in our various projects by emailing admin@northernorchestralenterprises.co.uk