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House Music Festival 2019

25 September 2019

The House Shout at St Andrew's Hall brought an uplifting end to the school's annual House Music Festival. 

Throughout the two day festival, musicians performed a variety of pieces, eager to collect points for their respective houses. The Principal Adjudicator this year was Thomas Hewitt Jones, an award-winning composer of contemporary classical and commercial music. Winner of the 2003 BBC Young Composer Competition, his music has been published by Boosey & Hawkes among many others. 

Colette Maxwell-Preston (cello), Sam Briggs (guitar) and James Thistlewood (trombone) were all competing for the Bernard Burrell Memorial Prize, having been judged to be the best three performances of the instrumental solo classes during the House Music Festival. Congratulations to Collette who won this year's prize.

Following the three solo performances, each house gathered on stage to perform their 'house shout'. Musical choices ranged from Elton John's 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' to Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida'. Valpy house was awarded the first prize for their performance of Abba's 'Waterloo'. 

Congratulations go to Brooke House, who won the overall prize for the House Cup. This prize goes to the house who has the highest points added up from the scores of the individual, ensemble and full house pieces. 

 

Results:

House Shout 3rd - Brooke 2nd - School 1st - Valpy

House Cup 3rd - School 2nd - Valpy 1st - Brooke

 

The House Music Festival programme can be found here. 

To view all the photographs from the festival, please click here

 

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