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Marvellous Musicians

11 February 2020

Eighteen High School of Glasgow pupils have been selected to represent the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (NYOS) and National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS). 

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

The flagship orchestra of NYOS selects participants across Scotland aged 25 and under, four of which were selected from the Senior School. Fourth Year pupil Helena Downie (Violin), Fifth Year pupil Fergus Inns (Viola) and Sixth Year pupils Reuben Gilson-Barnett (Violin) and Archie Inns (Oboe) will all take part throughout the year in a number of NYOS performances. 

The School are also well represented across NYOS Senior Orchestra with a further five S3-S6 pupils being selected to join. The Senior Orchestra brings together the best young musicians in Scotland over 13 years of age - S3 Zixuan Yao (Violin), S4 Annabel Davies (Violin), S4 Kevin Ren (Violin), S5 Amelia Neilson (Clarinet) and S5 Adam Insall (Oboe). 




National Youth Choir of Scotland

The highly competitive National Youth Choir of Scotland have also selected nine High School pupils to perform in their annual events. Amy Higgins (S5) has been selected for their main choir which is for singers aged between 16 and 25 years. Andrew Whitelaw (S5) was selected for the NYCOS Training Choir. 

Kirsty Chalmers (S3), Scarlet Penman (S2), Katie Leslie (S3), Tessa Quaile (S2), Alex Winter (S2) were selected for The National Youth Girls' Choir of Scotland (12-16 years old).

Transitus pupil Landi Weng is the youngest pupil to be selected and will join S3 pupil Carter Roberts in the NYCOS Boys' Choir (10-16 years old). 

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