Scintillating Singing Competition
Our annual Singing Competition took place on Sunday 5 February, featuring the majority of the School’s individual vocal students competing in year group classes across the day. We were privileged to welcome distinguished professional adjudicators Susan Bickley and Tony Castro, who were fulsome in their praise for the pupils’ performances and their investment in communicating their songs to a supportive audience of parents, peers and staff. They also offered supportive top tips to the singers after their performances in Chapel and Old Hall, and praised the vocal support given to the pupils by their singing teachers and accompanists.
The day culminated in a hugely impressive final recital, in which all the winners and runners-up from the year group classes performed again in a sequence of 14 performances, ranging from the music of John Dowland to contemporary music theatre songs. The adjudicators’ final duty was to select three overall prize winners, and particular congratulations are due to Henrietta (overall winner), Evie (overall runner-up) and Charlie (most promising young singer).