Twins from St Benedict's join National Youth Choir

George and Mark

George and Mark

Two brothers in Year 6 at St Benedict's have been accepted into the National Youth Boys' Choir of Great Britain. They auditioned with hundreds of young singers from all over the UK.

George and Mark are choristers in the Ealing Abbey Choir, and also sing in other choirs at St Benedict's Junior School. They will attend two National Youth Choir residential courses later this year, joining up to 150 singers of the same age.

The Director of Music at St Benedict's, Chris Eastwood, said: "I am delighted that Mark and George have been offered places in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. I am sure they will enjoy being part of this world-renowned choir."

St Benedict's has a strong choral tradition and pupils of all ages sing in the school's many choirs. The school has a long-standing and successful partnership with the highly acclaimed professional choir VOCES8, who regularly work with St Benedict's singers and give concerts with them.

There are five NYCGB choirs: the National Youth Choir (for singers from Year 12 upwards), Chamber Choir, Training Choir, Boys' and Girls' choirs. All sing a broad range of challenging music, from traditional choral repertoire to brand-new music. Inspiring conductors and vocal tutors guide singers' vocal progress and develop musicianship. NYCGB performs at venues around the UK, including the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Sage Gateshead.

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