Concerts

NYCoS has a fantastic season lined up with performances from NYCoS National Choirs, NYCoS Area Choirs and everything in between.

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Mahler's Eighth Symphony

Edinburgh International Festival
Sun 26 August, 7.30pm

Usher Hall, Edinburgh


‘A vision of the whole universe ringing and resounding’: that’s how Gustav Mahler described his colossal Eighth Symphony. And the immense forces it requires have understandably earnt it the nickname ‘Symphony of a Thousand’. Combining a stirring hymn to the creator with a rapturous vision of heaven from the legend of Faust, this is perhaps the grandest symphony of them all, at once euphoric and intensely spiritual. British conductor Daniel Harding, Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, enthralled International Festival listeners with his Mahler Nine in 2016. A renowned Mahlerian, he returns with the composer’s most visionary creation. Join an eminent roster of international solo singers, alongside NYCoS National Girls Choir and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, for one of music’s most transcendental experiences.

 

Tickets: £15 - £47
            (booking fees may apply)

 

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Requiem: Souls of the Righteous

National Youth Choir of Scotland
Sat 22 September, 5pm

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh


We are delighted to be part of an exclusive premiere concert of acclaimed composer,Paul Mealor’s new Requiem, performed by the National Youth Choir of Scotland and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Bell. To mark the forthcoming centenary of the end of World War One, Paul Mealor - Professor of Composition at the University of Aberdeen - has composed a Requiem on themes of peace and reconciliation to traditional Latin texts and new poems by the celebrated poet, Grahame Davies. This inspirational Requiem brings together the young voices of Scotland with our national orchestra in a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in this war and all wars.

 

Tickets: Admission is FREE, booking is ESSENTIAL.

 

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Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Mon 15 Oct, 8pm
Carnegie Hall, New York, USA


Obsession, madness, murder, and redemption are portrayed in the richly Romantic music—performed on period instruments—of Berlioz. His Symphonie fantastique is a phantasmagoric tale that depicts an opium overdose, nightmares of murder, a guillotine execution, and a terrifying Witches’ Sabbath. Berlioz called his rarely heard Lélio a “conclusion and complement” to the Symphonie fantastique. Lélio uses vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra—including two pianists performing on one instrument—to tell of the Symphonie hero’s awaking from the nightmare, his musings on art, and his ultimate triumph as a composer.

 

Performers:
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor
Michael Spyres, Tenor
Ashley Riches, Bass-Baritone
National Youth Choir of Scotland
Christopher Bell, Artistic Director
Narrator to be announced

 

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