Jo, Izzy and Greg pictured together in the Johnson Hall, Millfield’s concert hall
Year 10 pupil Jo Maddock from Baltonsborough has joined Sixth Form pupils Izzy Barber (Somerton) and Greg Wills (Glastonbury) in the prestigious National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain.
Members participate in up to two residential courses a year full of choral music, vocal development, ensemble skills, together with 100-150 of the most talented singers from Great Britain. The singers perform in concerts around the UK in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Perth Concert Hall and Nottingham Royal Concert Hall.
The Training Choir, which performs nationally and internationally, is one of the best choral training programmes that exists for young singers. Once members turn 18, they have the opportunity to take it to the next level with an audition upwards for the flagship National Youth Choir, a world-renowned choral ensemble featuring recent OM Isabelle Weir (2017), who also recently started a choral scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University.
Millfield’s Director of Music, Matthew Cook commented; “To have three pupils taking part in the prestigious National Youth Training Choir is something to be very proud of. It is testament to our pupils’ hard work and dedication across our choral training programme that they have achieved this opportunity. I know they will inspire other members of Millfield’s Music School as they pursue their dreams in music.”