Concerts

NYCoS has a fantastic 2014 season lined up with performances from NYCoS National Choirs, NYCoS Area Choirs and everything in between. Read on to find out more...

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Sixty Minutes of Song

NYCoS National Girls Training Choir & National Boys Choir*
Sat 15 August, 4pm

Falkirk Trinity Church


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

*originally billed as NYCoS Training Choir

 

Tickets: £5 (adult), £4 (concession), £3 (under 26) 
            (plus 50p booking fee per ticket)

 

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NYCoS at the Fringe 2015
MacMillan Cantos Sagrados / Vivaldi Gloria

National Youth Choir of Scotland
Mon 3 August, 6pm

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh


Juxtaposing poetry of political repression against traditional religious texts, MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados protests against the 'disappearances' of the politically inconvenient. The striking dissonance propels us unceremoniously into the violence of Latin America. The National Youth Choir of Scotland makes a return to the Fringe with this savage yet beautiful piece after last year's acclaimed performance, prompting MacMillan himself to say "I have rarely been so impressed by a performance of this work."

Also featuring Vivaldi's celebrated choral masterpiece, Gloria. Opening with a joyous chorus, this triumphant and impassioned work is filled with an array of rich contrasts that will thrill and move.

 

Tickets: £10 (adult), £8 (concession), £5 (student/child) 
            (plus 90p booking fee per ticket)

 

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NYCoS at the Fringe 2015
Songs of Scotland

NYCoS Training Choir
Fri 28 August, 8pm

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh


Join the National Youth Choir of Scotland as it presents a patriotic programme of Scottish songs, including A Burns Sequence, John Gardner's dynamic settings of eight poems by Scotland's favourite son, Robert Burns. The exquisite contrast between the vigorous opening songs and the achingly beautiful My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose perfectly complements Burns' lyrical writing style. The work flows gently through a playful, waltz-like movement and delicate Scottish love ballad before a brisk, atmospheric march and exultant finale.

 

Tickets: £10 (adult), £8 (concession), £5 (student/child) 
            (plus 90p booking fee per ticket)

 

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NYCoS at the Fringe 2015
Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

National Youth Choir of Scotland
Fri 28 August, 10pm

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh


There can be few more atmospheric settings in which to experience Fauré’s Requiem Mass than by candlelight in the historic St Giles' Cathedral. Composed "purely for the pleasure of it", and much loved for its serenity and soothing gentleness, his Requiem interprets death as a happy deliverance. Faure’s best-known work returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after last year's sell-out performance by the National Youth Choir of Scotland showed "great musical prowess ... delivered with fiery, spirited passion" (The Herald).

 

Tickets: £14 (adult), £12 (concession), £5 (student/child) 
            (plus 90p booking fee per ticket)

 

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Songbirds:
NYCoS National Girls Choir & Karen Cargill

Sat 12 September, 3pm
City Halls, Glasgow


Michael Head, the half-forgotten First World War-era British composer, is having a most curious revival. Perhaps it is the fond memories of performing Head's best-known songs, The Ships of Arcady and The Little Road to Bethlehem, at singing competitions that prompted Karen Cargill, world-renowned Scottish mezzo-soprano and NYCoS National Girls Choir patron, to collaborate in this rediscovery of his lesser-performed and never-before-recorded Snowbirds song cycle. A collection of seven songs, each beautifully imagined by Head, this work displays a richness of emotion and drama: moments of intensity and grandeur are juxtaposed with dreamlike passages and heartbreak.

NYCoS National Girls Choir and Karen Cargill, under the baton of the inimitable Christopher Bell, expertly convey the nostalgia and passion of this captivating work. Also featuring British composer Gary Carpenter's Shakespeare-inspired The Food of Love - Book 2.

 

Tickets: £14, £12, £10
             (concessions: £2 off, Under 26: £5)
             (plus 50p booking fee per ticket)

 

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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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