Kingham Hill School hosts sixth annual Junior Choir Competition

Earlier this month the school's Chapel was full with beautiful music, as we were very proud to be joined by local primary and preparatory schools for our sixth, annual Junior Choir Competition.

Choirs from Kingham Primary School, Wychwood Primary School, Kitebrook Preparatory School and Shenington C of E Primary School put on some brilliant performances as they sang two songs each, which were then judged on the criteria of best a cappella and best technical performance.

Choir judges, Kingham Hill Head of Music Dan Chambers, former international bass soloist Mark Glanville and former professional operatic singer Beverley Savidge were treated to some lovely renditions of There’s One More Angel in Heaven, I See Fire, Banuwa and California Dreaming.

Whilst the judges faced a long and difficult deliberation, the Kingham Hill School Gospel Choir took to the stage to entertain the choirs and guests with a medley of Motown classics.

Congratulations to Kingham Primary School, who were named winners of the best technical performance and Wychwood Primary School, who won the best a cappella performance for their rendition of Banuwa, a Liberian folk song. Both choirs were presented with cheques of £450 to go towards supporting music at their schools.

Following their category wins, Kingham and Wychwood also went into the running for best overall choir, with Kingham Primary receiving the accolade and trophy.

A huge well done and thank you to all the wonderful choirs that took part in the competition, they certainly made it a wonderful day.