In a joyous finale to the first half of the spring term, our Prep boys delighted parents and guests assembled in the Great Hall for this year’s House Singing competition.
The quality of singing from all the Houses was simply outstanding, and this year’s adjudicator, British singer, songwriter, choral composer and choral leader, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, had an almost impossible task to select the winners.
In the Unison competition, we witnessed a great battle between the musicals of The Greatest Showman (Harpur) and Bugsy Malone (Whitbread), a ‘Day’ inspired medley (Bunyan), complete with the Queen classic These are the Days of our Lives, but, ultimately, none could quite match Howard’s superb performance of a medley of songs by those seventies icons, Abba.
In the Part Song, the competition was equally fierce. This time it was a battle between two Beatles classics Penny Lane (Howard) and When I’m Sixty-Four (Whitbread), The Greatest Showman (Harpur) and another iconic seventies band, Journey. Again, the seventies proved the winning decade, this time for Bunyan with Don’t Stop Believing.