GGS Chamber Choir – Ulster Youth Choir Workshop 2019

On Friday 25th January Grosvenor’s esteemed Chamber Choir was fortunate enough to welcome Andrew Nunn, new Artistic Director of the Ulster Youth Choir, to the school where he delivered an inspirational and most worthwhile workshop to those in attendance.

Mr Nunn visited GGS last year to conduct a workshop which also acted as the audition for his appointment as the UYC Artistic Director; he was obviously very appreciative to Grosvenor for its role in this process and, as a follow-up, delivered an exceptional workshop based around ‘I’m Gonna Sing ‘Till the Spirit Moses in my Heart’, one of the pieces that the Chamber Choir is due to perform in the Heats of the prestigious ‘BBC N.I. School Choir of the Year Competition’ 2019.

Mr Nunn’s attention to detail proved incredibly helpful and many members of the Chamber Choir stayed on, following the workshop, to complete an audition for the Ulster Youth Choir itself; we await the outcome with anticipation.

Andrew’s credentials are evident to all; he is currently Director of Choirs at the ‘Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Conservatoire’, in Glasgow, where he is responsible for the choral programme of 300 students aged 8-18. In addition, he is a regular conductor with the ‘National Youth Choir of Scotland’ and, most recently, conducted NYCoS in Belgium, in performances broadcast live on BBC1 and BBC2, to mark the centenary of the 1917 Battle of Passchendale.

Given such widespread experience, it is of little surprise that Mr Nunn’s session met with such a positive response; with this in mind we look forward to reporting on many of the Chamber Choir’s successes over the remainder of the year.

Members of Grosvenor's Chamber Choir with Andrew Nunn, Artistic Director with the Ulster Youth Choir.