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Sophie and George join the NCO

Siblings Sophie and George Akka have both recently auditioned and been selected to join the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain (NCO).

Sophie, in Year II of the Senior School, and George, currently in Prep 5, successfully auditioned for a place in the orchestra alongside more than 1,130 applicants.

In addition to monthly regional rehearsals, which take place near Harrogate, members of the orchestra also attend exciting one week national residential courses.  The tutors for these courses are drawn from major national orchestras, specialist music schools and conservatoires, giving members access to the highest standard of tuition the UK has to offer.

Each of the courses then culminates in a concert at a prestigious venue across the country, such as the The Anvil, Basingstoke, Leeds Town Hall, or the Barbican.