Singing to success once more

12 March 2020

Our Junior School Chamber Choir have been awarded 2nd place at the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition.

A day out in London on Monday 9 March proved to be a great success for our Junior School Chamber Choir, when they attended The Royal Festival Hall to compete at the finals of the event. This is the seventh consecutive year that The Abbey Junior School has reached the finals, and the competition was tougher than ever. Eighteen choirs competed in the Junior category, and the Chamber Choir did fantastically well to win 2nd place overall.

For the competition, the Chamber Choir sang ‘Trouble’ arranged by Sally K Albrecht and ‘Can you Hear Me?’ by Bob Chilcott. As part of this second song, the girls used sign language to accompany their singing, which really enhanced the emotional side of the performance.

Later that evening, the students sang ‘Trouble’ once more, this time as part of a concert. They were also part of a massed choir that sang ‘Barnardo’s’ by Douglas Coombes and ‘World in Union’.

The day wasn’t all about singing, as the students had the opportunity to explore the Sea Life Centre in between the competition and the concert. The girls had a great time and we are all very proud of their achievement!