Concerts

NYCoS has a fantastic season lined up with performances from NYCoS National Choirs, NYCoS Area Choirs and everything in between.

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BBC Proms
Prom 20: Berlioz – Romeo and Juliet

National Youth Choir of Scotland
Sat 30 July, 7.30pm

Royal Albert Hall, London


When Hector Berlioz got his first taste of Shakespeare in 1827, he not only fell for ‘the whole heaven of art’ in the Bard’s verse, he also fell madly in love with the actress Harriet Smithson. Shakespeare inspired a string of works from this most literary and dramatic of composers, including the ardent choral symphony Romeo and Juliet, performed here by the National Youth Choir of Scotland and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conducted by world-renowned composer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

 

Tickets: £9.50 to £48
             (booking fees may apply)

 

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NYCoS at the Fringe 2016
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

National Youth Choir of Scotland
Sat 13 August, 7.30pm

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh


Karl Jenkins’ compelling anti-war work charts the descent into, and consequences of, war and the hope for peace. Written to commemorate the new millennium, and dedicated to victims of the Kosovo War, this large-scale work is based on texts drawn from a diverse array of cultural and religious sources. The National Youth Choir of Scotland takes us on a journey of ominous marches, haunting chants and riotous cries interspersed with gentle moments of reflection, ending on a blissful note of hope. The world's most-performed work by a living composer, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is emotional yet thought-provoking.

 

Tickets: £12 (adult), £10 (concession), £5 (student/child) 
            (booking fees may apply)

 

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NYCoS at the Fringe 2016
Mozart Requiem by Candlelight

National Youth Choir of Scotland
Sat 13 August, 10pm

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh


Described as "the sublimest achievement that the modern period has contributed to the church", there can be few more befitting settings in which to experience the heart-wrenching beauty of Mozart Requiem than by candlelight in the historic St Giles' Cathedral. The story of its creation (as sensationalised by the Oscar-winning Amadeus) is as intriguing as this, his final masterpiece, is enigmatic. The National Youth Choir of Scotland reprises its critically-acclaimed performance of this dark yet resplendent choral work for the first time since the BBC Proms in 2014.

 

Tickets: £14 (adult), £12 (concession), £5 (student/child) 
            (booking fees may apply)

 

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Edinburgh International Festival
Bach's St Matthew Passion

NYCoS National Girls Choir
Sat 13 August, 7.30pm

Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Sir John Eliot Gardiner delivers one of the greatest musical masterpieces ever created: Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Depicting the final events leading to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, it is a vivid sacred drama punctuated by sublime arias and contemplative choruses, at once heart-wrenching and full of hope. Gardiner has been giving revelatory accounts of the work with the outstanding period forces of his English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir since the 1980s – fervent, theatrical, and widely regarded as one of the pinnacles of historical performance. They are joined here by NYCoS National Girls Choir.

 

Tickets: £12.50 to £45
             (booking fees may apply)

 

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Edinburgh International Festival
Elgar's The Apostles

NYCoS National Girls Choir
Sun 14 August, 3pm

Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Widely regarded as among Britain’s finest choral conductors, Edward Gardner directs one of the grandest works in the choral repertoire: Elgar’s mystical masterpiece, The Apostles. Despite the gargantuan forces it requires – a huge orchestra and chorus, plus no less than six solo singers – Elgar’s deeply felt oratorio tells a profoundly human story, recounting Christ’s teaching, crucifixion and resurrection through the eyes of his Disciples. One of the composer’s most spiritual works, it is vivid, shocking, consoling and compelling. NYCoS National Girls Choir is joined here by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Royal Conservatoire Voices, for Elgar’s often overwhelming oratorio.

 

Tickets: £12.50 to £45
             (booking fees may apply)

 

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Sixty Minutes of Song

NYCoS Training Choir & NYCoS National Girls Training Choir
Sat 20 August, 4pm

Hyndland Parish Church


Be the first to hear the next generation of Scotland's singing talent at this short informal concert.

 

Tickets: £5 (adult), £4 (concession), £3 (under 26) 
            (booking fees may apply)

 

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Festival Berlioz
Romeo and Juliet

National Youth Choir of Scotland
Sun 21 August, 9pm
(local time)
La Côte-Saint-André, Isère, France


When Hector Berlioz got his first taste of Shakespeare in 1827, he not only fell for ‘the whole heaven of art’ in the Bard’s verse, he also fell madly in love with the actress Harriet Smithson. Shakespeare inspired a string of works from this most literary and dramatic of composers, including the ardent choral symphony Romeo and Juliet, performed here by the National Youth Choir of Scotland and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conducted by world-renowned composer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

 

Tickets: €60 (adult), €40 (conc.), €12 (under 12)
             (booking fees may apply)

 

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Lammermuir Festival
Vivaldi's Gloria

NYCoS Chamber Choir
Sat 17 September, 3pm

St Michael's, Inveresk


NYCoS Chamber Choir presents Vivaldi's celebrated choral masterpiece, Gloria. Opening with a joyous chorus, this triumphant work is filled with an array of rich contrasts that will thrill and move. Also featuring MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados, juxtaposing poetry of political repression against religious texts. NYCoS's debut performance of this savage yet beautiful piece in 2014 was watched by MacMillan himself, who said "I have rarely been so impressed by a performance of this work."

 

Tickets: £20 (adult), £15 (conc.), £5 (student/child)
             (booking fees may apply)

 

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Area Choir Concerts

Each NYCoS Area Choir gives a concert at the end of their summer and winter terms. Performances are detailed on the relevant Area Choir page.

 

 






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