Review: House Singing Competition

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual House Singing competition is traditionally a high-energy, high-stakes, and high-standard event, and this year’s offering was no exception.

We were treated to some fantastically energetic renditions of a number of classic tunes, as well as, notably, some unique conducting. It was a real pleasure to welcome back Stuart Beer, adjudicator extraordinaire, for the unenviable task of choosing the winning entries.

The atmosphere in the Mem Hall was electric, and despite a palpable sense of competition, there was an admirable show of camaraderie between the Houses: each performance received a justly frenzied response, which grew yet more resounding as the evening progressed.

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A competition, though, has to have a winner.  Commendations were awarded to Elmhurst and Barton Hill for performances of 'Like a Prayer' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' respectively.   The mixed House winners were Summerfield with 'Super Trooper', the boys’ House trophy went to C2 for 'I’ll Make a Man Out of You', and the girls’ House winners were Mill Mead with 'Stronger'. One trophy was not enough for this House, however, as the girls went home as the overall singing champions.

It was a hugely impressive event, and an absolute treat to hear every pupil in the school sing – this is something very special indeed: it is a wonderful tradition which we are so lucky to enjoy. The night was a brilliant end to a very busy first half of musical term. Congratulations!

James Bartlett
Graduate Music Assistant

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