Shrewsbury School

House Singing Competition 2017

Wednesday 1 November 2017

On the final evening before the start of the half term exeat, audiences in both the Alington Hall and - via a satellite link - in front of their own screens across the world enjoyed a wonderful evening of music and entertainment at the annual House Singing Competition.

Emma Darwin Hall

A huge amount of time, work and imagination had gone into each of the House performances.

We were honoured to welcome three extremely experienced musicians to judge the competition: Ula Weber, choral conductor, professional singer and workshop leader, who currently conducts the CBSO Community Choir and is very involved in Ex Cathedra's singing project work in schools; Charlie Minogue, Headmaster at Moor Park School Ludlow and a very fine singer; and Alan Hughes, who has been singing barbershop music for over 20 years, has performed all over the UK with 'The Great British Barbershop Boys' and is a coach and judge for the British Association of Barbershop Singers, as well as being their Music Services Director.

We are very grateful to them for their adjudication and thoughtful comments.

Thanks, too, to MicroVideo, Theatre Technician Alex Davies and all the technical crew involved on the night, and to Mr Percival and Mr Walters for the entertaining commentary they provided throughout the evening for those watching the event online via the live screening

The competition results were:

Unison Cup
1st - School House
2nd - Emma Darwin Hall
3rd - Churchill's Hall
4th = Moser's Hall
4th = Oldham's Hall

School House Unison

Part Song Cup
1st - Emma Darwin Hall
2nd - The Grove
3rd - Mary Sidney Hall
4th - School House
5th - Churchill's Hall

Overall Trophy
1st - Emma Darwin Hall

Best Arrangement
Emma Darwin Hall (Jessie Inglis-Jones)

Most Improved House

Entertainment Cup
Moser's Hall

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