Year 2 Choir Shines
An exciting time was had by Year 2 and their teachers on Tuesday afternoon when they came out on top as winners in the choral section of the North London Music Festival. Our newly-formed Year Two Choir was competing in the 8 years and under class against other choirs under the watchful eye and eager ear of the festival adjudicator, Beryl Foster. Highgate’s Year Two Choir were the second choir to perform in their class and with all the wonderful support from parents in the audience, they did themselves proud, beginning with a superb introduction announcement, some lovely solos, duets and quintets and a fantastic rendition of their pieces.
The first song they sang was ‘Little People’ from Les Miserables and the adjudicator commented on the bright, confident opening, the clear words and the way they caught the fun of the piece. Their second song was ‘Somewhere Out There’ from An American Tale and the choir was praised for its impressive opening, the confident solo voice and the good dynamic range.
The adjudicator went on to say that the tuning in both songs was very good, the choir paid proper attention to their conductor and they created a really lovely atmosphere through the music. High praise indeed! As if that wasn’t enough, we have since had a phone call to ask us to sing in the final Festival Concert, as the organisers thought that Highgate’s Year Two Choir gave a truly polished performance. NH