Following recent auditions all over the country competing against the best young singers, four South Lee pupils have been accepted into the world's leading youth choir. The National Youth Choir of Great Britain consists of eight different choirs catering for singers aged between 9 and 23, offering opportunities from primary school age through to young professional singers. Emily, Emily, Toby and Ollie will start in separate girls' and boys' choirs, attending two residential courses a year, performing a concert at the end of each of these. They are all multi talented musicians, playing the piano, oboe, violin, harp and bassoon to name just a few of their skills.
NYCGB can be heard on film scores, performing in prestigious venues all over the country, and the main choir undertakes a foreign tour every other year. Singers work their way through the ranks, being invited to re-audition at each stage, so it is a gruelling process.
Director of Music at South Lee, Anna Winton-Mills said: "I am unbelievably proud of these young singers. I am very lucky to work with such talented and committed youngsters and to see the standard of singing at South Lee rising so rapidly. We have two excellent singing teachers in Katie Pringle and Elaine Henson and we work very hard on technique during choir rehearsals too. I am very excited to see these children set off on their National Youth Choir pathway and congratulate them on this great achievement."