A Millfield music student has been accepted into the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.
Year 11 Nancy Bix has gained a place in the National Youth Choir, after a successful audition, performing ‘By The Sea’ by Quilter.
The National Youth Choir is one of the leading Youth Choirs in Great Britain and is frequently the start of the careers of some of the best singers in the world.
Nancy, a day student from Street, joined Millfield Prep School in Year 5. She has been singing since she was six years old and is now a member of Millfield’s award-winning chamber choir, Camerata, as well as the Somerset County Youth Choir.
Nancy said, “The school has supported me with my singing career throughout my time at Millfield. I have always sung in the school choirs, and joined in on any musical events, such as the Johnson Sessions, or the choir performances. The music department have been very supportive in helping me with my singing career and working on my voice. They have also supported me in writing my own music and performing.”
The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain run five choirs for more than 700 talented members around the UK, aged 9-25, with members taking part in inspirational residential courses and outstanding concerts and performances at prestigious establishments across the country such as the Royal Albert Hall.
Nancy is looking forward to next year, “I will be throwing myself into everything that the music department offers and enjoying learning from my amazing teachers. I am excited to be going to the National Youth Choir concerts and performances. I also write music, so I plan to release a few songs in the coming year and get my music career going!”