Thursday 22nd November 2018
On Tuesday 20 November, Senior High March Voices competed in the School Choir class (Year 3 to 8) at the Marlow Music Festival. As a non-selective choir, High March was up against some stiff opposition from Davenies Chamber Choir, St Piran’s Chapel Choir, St Georges School and the Windsor Castle Chamber Choir. However, the girls were undaunted and very much rose to the occasion. They obtained a very respectable bronze medal with performances of Mark Hayes’ Lead Me, Lord and J’entends Le Moulin, arranged by Emily Crocker, both pieces being expertly accompanied by Mr Melvin on the piano. We received some lovely feedback from the adjudicator and the girls all commented on the invaluable experience that they gained from taking part against such reputable competition.
High March girls achieved strong successes elsewhere in the festival too. Sia was awarded two gold medals and one silver for the Own Choice Class (under 9 years), Show Song Class (under 9 years) and Traditional Folk Song Class (12 years and under) respectively. Elisia was awarded two silver medals for the Own Choice Class (under 9 years) and Show Song Class (under 9 years). Special congratulations again go to Sia who was awarded the Rive Gauche Cup for the most outstanding vocal soloist aged twelve and under for the second year in succession. Particular thanks must go to Mrs Tudor-Williams who coached the girls so magnificently, as well as being the accompanist on the day. Mrs Tudor-Williams also coached a number of past High March Pupils who had notable successes in the vocal classes of the festival.
Well done to all of the girls involved.