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National Youth Choir selection for gifted pupils

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One pupil from The Buchan School and two from King William’s College have secured places singing with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in 2020.

Having impressed the audition panel, Isaac Kreisky (aged 9), Dominic Sgouraditis (aged 11) and Sebastien Sgouraditis (aged 14) have been selected to attend residential courses in the UK where they will be coached by some of Britain’s leading professionals in vocal training and musicianship. They will also have the opportunity to perform at some of the top concert venues in the country.

Isaac has been singing since the age of four and is currently taught by Sue Mills, Head of Music at The Buchan School. He is a regular member of the Boys’ Choir and The Buchan Chamber Choir and has achieved success in a number of classes at The Guild over the years, including taking part in the Sheffield Plate competition this year.

Brothers Sebastien and Dominic have been members of St German’s Cathedral Choir for nearly five years and are taught by Ruth Tickle and Dr Litman respectively. They are two extremely talented musicians and between them are also learning the violin, electric guitar and piano. Sebastien is currently studying for his Grade 6 singing, while Dominic will take his Grade 5 exam this term. 

Steve Daykin, Director of Music at King William’s College, said:

‘Choral singing is a particular strength at the Buchan and King William’s College and very much a key part of school life. We are delighted to celebrate this fantastic achievement and know they will be excellent ambassadors not only for the school community but also for the Island as a whole.’