Well done to the nine Purcell pupils who will be taking up places in the National Youth Orchestra for 2013.   

Roberta Burn (harp, LVI)
Josh Dalton (violin, UVI)
Lydia Dobson (cello, LVI)
Victoria Gill (violin, yr11)
William Gough (bassoon, yr11)
Matthew Higham (flute, yr10)
Matthew Paris (bass, yr10)
Daniel Shao (flute, UVI)
Polly Scholte Sikorsky (violin, yr11)

The NYO starts the year with concerts at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 5 January and London’s Barbican Hall on Sunday 6 January (matinee). Under the baton of John Wilson they will be performing Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Holst’s The Planets suite and John Adams’s Guide to Strange Places. More information can be found at www.nyo.org.uk