The entire senior school gathered today in St. Andrew’s Hall for the culmination of this year’s House Music Festival. A high level of choral and instrumental pieces were performed across two days, with pupils keen to collect points for their house. The Principal Adjudicator was Sara Brimer Davey, who joined the world-renowned Swingles in 2009.
Sam Todd (drums), Katja Ruda (violin) and Jonathan Jolly (saxophone) were all in contention 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. Jonathan won this year's Bernard Burrell Memorial Prize award.
The House Shout followed; a chance for each house to demonstrate their musical abilities as an ensemble. The choice of music ranged from Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline' to George Michael's 'Faith'. Nelson were awarded first prize with their hearty rendition of George Ezra's 'Shotgun'!
Despite this it was School House who ended up winning the overall prize for the House Cup, made up of the scores for the individual, ensemble and full house pieces.
The results are as follows:
House Music Festival Cup
1st Nelson – Shotgun
2nd Valpy – Video Killed the Radio Star
3rd School - Faith
4th Repton– Ain't no Mountain high Enough
5th Seagrim– Sweet Caroline
6th Coke – Grace Kelly
Joint 7th Parker and Brooke - You're the Voice and Everlasting Love
All photographs from House Music can be found here.
The full programme for House Music can be seen here.