30th April 2014

A KILGRASTON sixth-form pupil has been selected to join Scotland's prestigious National Youth Choir.


Sarah 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.


She's 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.


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.


Once 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.


Previous 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.


It's 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.


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."


28 April 2012


INFORMATION – Alan Clark, 01324 875454

You may also be interested in ...