Scotland’s National Girls Choir is bringing ‘Sixty Minutes of Song’ to Helensburgh with a concert this weekend.

Reprising material from their acclaimed spring concert, including music by Eric Whitacre and Ralph Vaughan Williams, the choir will perform at Helensburgh Parish Church on Saturday, May 11 at 4pm.

The 145 girls, aged 12–16, travelled from all over Scotland to take part in an intensive six-day residential course at Loretto School in Musselburgh, where time was split between high-quality vocal coaching, musicianship training and full choir rehearsals with highly-qualified staff who are experts in their fields.

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Performing regularly throughout Scotland, the National Girls Choir has been invited to sing at world-class music festivals including BBC Proms in the Park, Edinburgh International Festival and Lammermuir Festival.

The choir has released three commercial CDs to date, on the Signum label, all of which were critically acclaimed.

The first is a recording of two complementary works: Britten A Ceremony of Carols and the rarely-performed Poston An English Day-Book (2010). The second is Bennett Letters to Lindbergh (2012).

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The most recent, Only a Singing Bird (2015), was recorded with patron and international mezzo-soprano, Karen Cargill.

Tickets (£8 for adults, £4 for those aged 25 and under) are available online at nycos.co.uk, by calling 0141 287 2856, or at the door, subject to availability.