Our wee sister choir RSCM Young Scottish Voices, which is aimed at those in the 9-15 age range and which since its inception has been directed by Matthew Beetschen who has recently moved back to England, will be directed by our very own Musical Director Frikki Walker from January 2015, at which point the upper age limit will change to 18. There are going to be even closer links between the adults and juniors than ever before as we build on the successful platform already put in place by Matthew.
In the meantime you can next hear them sing under the direction of Keith Roberts, head of choral music at St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow, on Saturday 20th September 2014 when they take part in an afternoon of rehearsals culminating in a service at 4.30pm in the stunning acoustic of the beautiful St Aloysius RC Church, 25 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RE where the adult choir has enjoyed singing in the past. The anticipated finish time will be 5.15pm.
The music will include an uplifting mix from many traditions including American Spirituals, plainsong, African, Scottish, English and Russian music, so there’s something for everyone.
All are welcome to come and listen at 4.30pm to support the youngsters who are the future of church music in Scotland, but if you have a child who is aged 9-15 who might want to come to SING with Young Scottish Voices at this event (which starts at 1pm, and finishes with the service at 4.30pm), please contact Sue Gardner for further details on YoungVoicesAdministrator@rscmscottishvoices.org.uk and she will let you know how to go about getting involved.
For anyone aged 16-19, please also get in touch to register your interest in joining this dynamic young group from 2015 onwards under Frikki. As well as providing an opportunity for good music making and wonderful training, it’s also loads of fun!
Follow the youngsters on Twitter @RSCMYoungVoices
The picture below, which was taken at the RSCM Celebration day in May 2013 in St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, is of RSCM Young Scottish Voices members and Matthew Beetschen.
|photo courtesy of RSCM/Chris Scott|