Scottish Youth Choir to showcase at BBC Proms

The National Youth Choir of Scotland performing at St Giles' Cathedral as part of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The National Youth Choir of Scotland performing at St Giles' Cathedral as part of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

One of the UK’s most celebrated music events welcomes the addition of the acclaimed National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) to its programme this summer.

Winner of the prestigious Ensemble prize at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards in 2012, NYCoS will travel to London’s Royal Albert Hall for The BBC Proms on Sunday, August 3.

Performing the ever-popular Mozart Requiem, the Choir will join the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned conductor Donald Runnicles.

The same forces garnered five-star reviews for their sell-out performances of Mozart Requiem in Edinburgh and Glasgow in September 2013.

Donald Runnicles said: “It became apparent within a few minutes of rehearsing the Mozart Requiem with NYCoS that Christopher Bell and these remarkable young singers have added one further cultural jewel to the crown of elite music ensembles in this country.

“It is a chorus that will hold its own with the worlds finest and with whom I hope to have many opportunities to make music, what a joy!”

NYCoS Artistic Director, Christopher Bell said: “This concert at the prestigious BBC Proms is truly the high point of a journey that started when the choir was formed 18 years ago.

“We are looking forward to recreating the intensity of the concerts last September with 130 of Scotland’s young singers showing that they have what it takes to perform on a world stage, a proud moment.”  

The choir will also make a welcomed return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 22nd and 23rd August, for its third consecutive year, a highlight of which will be its performance of Fauré Requiem - another work that has gained NYCoS much critical acclaim in recent years.