Over the Easter holidays three of our most talented singers were involved with three separate National Youth Choir courses across the country. They came back brimming with enthusiasm and keen to tell us about the amazing time they had with like-minded musicians.
Taylor Godfrey, Yr 10
Memories of my first 5 days with the National Youth Choir will remain with me always. Being in the company of so many like-minded people was fabulous. We worked hard from 9.20am until 8.00pm, the music was great and the staff made it all the more enjoyable. Singing music which is so rarely performed was a great privilege and I look forward to singing it again at the Aldeburgh Festival and seeing the reaction of the audience. Our course was based in Banbury and we sang a concert in Worchester Cathedral where I was privileged to have sung the solo in Britten’s Children’s Crusade.
Tom Brown, Yr 8
I found the course hard but fun and after getting over the first days of not knowing anybody, I soon made lots of friends. I really enjoyed the pieces, especially the Macedonian folk song, because it was a language that I had never sung in before. For the first time, I sang Soprano 2 and it was a great to sing in a different pitch and sight read harder music, especially in different languages (German too!). After the second day, I found friends to play football with and we had lots of social activities to give us a break from singing – Easter egg hunts, limbo and a big sports competition. A great experience but lots of hard work!! Roll on the summer course…..
George Rennison, Yr 12
Doing NYC was one of the best things to happen in my life so far. It was amazing fun to meet loads of new and talented people, and to make incredible music outside of school.