Young Singers Collective

The Young Singers Collective (YSC) was founded by Le Foyer des Artistes to
establish one of the most important formative experiences for exceptionally gifted young singers from throughout the world.

The aim of the YSC is to discover and promote emerging talents who have not yet
entered the profession, but who have the potential to embark on an international
singing career.

Participants in the Young Singers Collective have the opportunity to visit Derry, one of Ireland’s most historic cities, to work with a world-class artistic team at St Columb’s Hall, the city’s iconic theatre. 

The culmination of the Young Singers Collective will be the Concert Finale with Le Foyer des Artistes, conducted by Darren Hargan, on 16 March 2023.

This is a unique occasion for our patrons to hear some of the world’s new generation of star singers as they begin their international stage careers. 

What’s more, a special community initiative, a fianco, will afford some of the most
accomplished musicians from the north-west of Ireland the opportunity to play
alongside musicians of Le Foyer des Artistes during this special event. 

It’s just one of many opportunities for the community to get involved with us through Open House.

The participants in the Young Singers Collective will be announced by our Artistic Director in October 2022. 

Artistic Team

Le Foyer Open House person on roof
Artistic Director and Conductor
Darren Hargan
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Special Guest
Anthony Legge
Acting and Stage Director
Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau
Pianist and Vocal Coach
Caroline Dowdle

Application requirements

Each candidate is required to upload the necessary documents in order to be eligible for
this event. Please upload the following; ID Card or passport, 2 recent colour portrait
photographs and a copy of your CV. Please ensure that you also include a signed and
dated copy of the Young Singers Collective regulations. 


Open to all singers of any nationality.

Age Limit

32 years old on 9 June 2023.

Application Deadline (online)

  • 15 July 2022: online registration opens
  • 30 September 2022 at midnight GMT: closing date for registration
  • Mid-October 2022: 12 Nominees of the Young Singers Collective will be announced
  • Late applications will not be accepted

Tickets for public attendance of the Young Singer Collective Concert Finale can be booked here.

Travel and accommodation

The Nominees invited to join the Young Singers Collective will arrive on the weekend of 4-5 March 2023. Host family accommodation will be provided for the duration of the programme and this will be arranged and paid by the Organiser. Any additional expenses incurred are the responsibility of the Nominees.

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