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Kilgrastone pupil hits the high notes with national choir

Sarah Anderson, 16, selected to join the National Youth Choir of Scotland

Kilgraston College are celebrating after one of their sixth-formers was selected to join the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS).

Sarah Anderson, 16, (above) from Cowdenbeath is set to join the choir after performing with the NYCOS girls choir at the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC’s Christmas Carol Concert.

Following her Higher exams next month, Sarah will be practicing her sight-reading before joining her new colleagues at the NYCOS residential course in Merchiston College in Edinburgh.

Sarah’s latest achievement comes after she was named a Queen’s baton runner for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and raising over £1000 for Mary’s Meals following a 216-mile bike ride along with her father earlier this year.

Andrew McGarva, Kilgraston’s director of music, congratulated the student, who has a music scholarship at the School.

“She is a talented girl who performs in our choir, Madrigal Group and also this year’s school production of Calamity Jane,” Mr McGarva said. “For her talents to be recognised nationally is a wonderful achievement.”

Following her successful selection, Sarah will be showcasing her talents to new audiences.

Since it was established in 1996, the National Youth Choir has toured the US and Europe, and performed at events as diverse as the opening of the Scottish Parliament and the MTV Europe Music Awards.


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