KILGRASTON sixth-form pupil has been selected to join Scotland's prestigious
National Youth Choir.
Anderson (16), from Cowdenbeath, has successfully auditioned for the choir
after singing last year with the National Girls Choir at the Edinburgh Festival
and at the BBC's Christmas Carol Concert.
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.
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.
all her Higher exams are finished, Sarah - who holds a Music scholarship at the
Bridge of Earn Sacred Heart school - is hoping to cram in some extra
sight-reading study before attending a residential course with the choir at
Merchiston Castle school in July.
international tours by the National Youth Choir have included Chicago, Ireland,
Sweden, Hungary and Germany and it's regularly asked to perform at major events
that have included the BBC Proms, the official opening of the Scottish
Parliament by the Queen and the MTV awards with Christine Aguilera.
a busy time for the talented Kilgraston pupil 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.
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
28 April 2012
– Alan Clark, 01324 875454