Anybody who loves singing is in for a treat this August as the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain’s annual Summerfest comes to Perth for a series of performances and events.
Summerfest is a nationwide celebration of choral music by the five choirs of NYCGB that perform at different locations around the UK every year.
This Summer, Perth is playing host to the National Youth Training Choir. This choir is for mixed voices aged between 14-18. They might be a young choir, but they really pack a punch in front of any audience big or small. They recently graced the stage in one of the most prestigious venues in the UK by giving a stellar performance at the Royal Albert Hall in April!
The first event on their tour of Perth is an open morning on Wednesday 10th August at Glenalmond College. The National Youth Training Choir will be holding its Summer residential course. Visitors will see rehearsals, and enjoy their very own singing session led by the NYCGB music team. Anyone who would like to attend and join in can sign up for free online here>>
The next stop is a free pop-up performance at 12pm on Thursday 11th August on Perth High Street. The choir will be entertaining the crowds with a variety of songs and everybody is invited to stop by to watch and even join in with a wee sing-a-long!
The final event is the Summerfest 2016 concert at 5pm on Saturday 13th August at Perth Concert Hall.
This final concert will be inspired by NYCGB’s first-ever performance in Perth. It will be directed by Dominic Peckham and Christopher Hann. They will present a beautiful concert of ‘choral firsts’, including James MacMillan's earliest sacred composition, the Missa Brevis (He composed this at just 17 years old!), and a double first: The premiere performance in Perth of Three Romantic Ballads, the first choral work by Finnish master Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.
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