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Youth Choir success

Youth Choir success


Kilgraston L6 pupil Sarah Anderson has successfully auditioned for the National Youth Choir of Scotland, after singing last year with the National Girls Choir at the Edinburgh Festival and at the BBC’s Christmas Carol Concert.

The National Youth Choir of Scotland was established in 1996 to provide opportunities for young people, teachers and choir directors to support and develop choral singing across Scotland.

Sarah is particularly pleased to make the transition from the Girls choir to the Youth choir based on the quality of her voice and ahead of many music students with greater sight-reading experience. Once all her Higher exams are finished, Sarah – who holds a Music scholarship at Kilgraston – is hoping to cram in some extra sight-reading study before attending a residential course with the choir at Merchiston Castle school in July.

It’s a busy time for Sarah as she has also been selected to be a Queen’s Baton Bearer in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games. In addition, she recently celebrated her sixteenth birthday by completing an epic bike ride of 216 miles around Scotland with her father to raise over £1,000 for local charity Mary’s Meals.

Kilgraston’s Director of Music Andrew McGarva said: “I am delighted that Sarah has been selected for Scotland’s foremost Youth Choir. She is a talented girl who performs in our Choir, Madrigal Group and also this year’s school production of Calamity Jane and for her talents to be recognised nationally is a wonderful achievement.”

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