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Double National Choir Success for Bedford School Sixth Former

Published by Bedford School on Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Bedford School Sixth Former, Silas Sanders, has successfully re-auditioned to be a member of the National Youth Choir. Additionally, Silas has also been selected to sing with the National Youth Chamber Choir, a small sub-set of the National Youth Choir. Silas, who is President of Bedford School’s Music Society, was in a state of disbelief after he received the invitation. At just 17 years of age, he is one of the youngest members to be selected for the National Youth Chamber Choir. The majority are aged between 19 and 20 years – this is great testament to Silas’ singing expertise. During the summer months, Silas spent time singing with a small ensemble under the direction of Ben Parry, Director of the National Youth Choir, and it was here where Silas’ talents shone. Silas’ love of choral singing began at the age of nine when he was a chorister at Kings College, Cambridge. He also plays tuba and piano to a high level and is currently in the process of applying for a choral scholarship to study Music at Trinity College, Cambridge. Assistant Director of Music, Jeremy Rouse, commented, “The National Youth Chamber Choir is a select group formed of the highest achieving members of the National Youth Choir and it’s a great honour for Silas to be chosen for it. The choir has a busy schedule of recordings, tours and concerts and has been the launch-pad for many young professionals’ careers.”
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