Night at the proms date for teenage singer

220512 Chloe findlay.
220512 Chloe findlay.
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GETTING into the country’s top-flight choir has been music to the ears of Bo’ness singer Chloe Findlay!

The 17-year-old is warming up for a year of engagements with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, including a night at the famous Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Chloe, a member of the NYCoS Falkirk area choir for the past decade and an award-winning musician, successfully got a sought-after place in the 100-strong national choir at her first attempt.

It’s a dream come true for Chloe - starring in the Academy’s show next month - who will study music and operatics at Glasgow University.

“It’s quite an incredible experience,” she said. “I’ve wanted to sing as my career for so long.

“This is such a major part of my life. It’s always been a life-long dream to sing at the Proms.”

The London performance of Tippett’s A Child of Our Time will be the choir’s first engagement after a week’s residential course in July, where notes are perfected from morning to evening.

Then the Edinburgh International Festival beckons, with a performance as part of The Nutcracker at the Usher Hall, and two candlelit Fringe concerts at St Giles’ Cathedral.

Chloe will be extra busy, also singing Delius’ A Mass of Life as part of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus at the International Festival’s opener.

A NYCoS trip to Singapore is also on the cards next summer.

Falkirk area choir director, Kirstie Hemple, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that she has made it into the flagship choir. She really deserves it.”

nCraig Stevens of Linlithgow has also got into NYCoS; Andrew Stevens, Jennifer Halliday and Peter Cockcroft are in the training choir.