Children's Classic Concerts,
46a Fortrose Street,
Glasgow,
G11 5LP UK
Telephone:
0141 334 8500

Email:
ccc@childrensclassicconcerts.co.uk

There’s something so special about hearing a choir at Christmas and while we’ve had to create the effect virtually this year, it’s still really lovely to listen to, so a big thank you to each and every member of the RSNO Junior Chorus for their amazing contributions to The Night Before Christmas film!

We’d like to take a moment to shine the spotlight on the sensational soloists that feature, as their performances capture those Christmassy vibes perfectly. We already know they have beautiful voices, but let’s hear a little more from each of them. Say hello to Cara, Olivia and Rosie.

Cara:

How old are you? 
I was 16 in June of this year.
How long have you been singing for?
For around 3 years. I started training as a solo singer in S2. However my twin sister and I have been playing the cello and singing in choirs since we were 8. I now sing with the National Youth Girls Choir of Scotland, the National Youth Training choir of Scotland and the Scottish Opera youth section as well as the RSNO Junior Chorus.
How do you keep calm before a solo?
I drink water, rehearse well, remember to breath and I never forget that the audience is on my side.
Which song are you performing and what do you love about it?
I am performing “Silent Night” which has been specially arranged for voice and brass quintet. It is a beautiful arrangement and I love how the voice and brass parts weave together to create a festive atmosphere.
Which Christmas family tradition do you really enjoy?
I always watch the film “White Christmas“ on Christmas Eve with my family. It is one of my favourite festive films. I particularly love the song “Sisters” which my sister and I always sing along with.

Olivia:

How old are you?
13 years old.
How long have you been singing for?
For as long as I can remember!
How do you keep calm before a solo?
I make sure I’m well prepared and breathe!
Which song are you performing and what do you love about it?
The Christmas Party Pop Singalong and I like it because as well as singing the song you can also have fun!
Which Christmas family tradition do you really enjoy?
Me and my family read The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve by the fire before we go to bed.

Rosie:

How old are you?
13.
How long have you been singing for?
Since before I could talk.
How do you keep calm before a solo?
Take deep breaths and pretend I’m singing in my bedroom.
Which song are you performing and what do you love about it?
Walking in The Air from The Snowman.  It reminds me of singing with my friends in the RSNO Junior Chorus each year.
Which Christmas family tradition do you really enjoy?
Meeting up with all my family – I’m really hoping we can do that this year.

We can’t wait to hear you all in action!

🎄 The Night Before Christmas 🎄 in partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and sponsored by La Bonne Auberge is available for free until Monday 11 January 2021 (on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and the STV Player).