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Marvellous Musicians

11 February 2020 | Tagged: Senior School, Music

Twenty 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 Symphony Orchestra is the flagship orchestra of NYOS, comprising more than 100 of Scotland's most gifted young performers aged 25 and under. This year, four Senior HSOG pupils have been selected to take part - Sixth Year pupils Reuben Gilson-Barnett (violin) and Archie Inns (oboe), Fifth Year pupil Fergus Inns (viola) and Fourth Year pupil Helena Downie (violin).

The School are also well represented in the NYOS Senior Orchestra, with a further five S3-S6 pupils being selected to take part in the orchestra which brings together the best young musicians in Scotland over 13 years of age - Adam Insall (oboe), Amelia Neilson (clarinet) (both S5), Annabel Davies (violin), Kevin Ren (violin) (both S4) and Zixuan Yao (violin) (S3).

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National Youth Choir of Scotland

The highly competitive National Youth Choir of Scotland have also selected eleven High School pupils to perform as part of their various choir groups.

Archie Inns (S6), Amy Higgins (S5) and Annabel Davies (S4) have been selected for the Main Choir for singers aged between 16 and 25 years, while Andrew Whitelaw (S5) has been selected for the Training Choir.  

Kirsty Chalmers, Katie Leslie (both S3), Scarlet PenmanTessa Quaile and Alex Winter (all S2) were selected for the National Girls' Choir of Scotland (12-16 years old), while Transitus pupil Landi Weng is the youngest pupil to be selected, joining Carter Roberts (S3) in the National Boys' Choir of Scotland (10-16 years old). 

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