Hot on the heels of our Junior Music Competition was the Senior Music Competition, which was held on Wednesday 26 May – and what a great day of music it proved.

This time, it was the turn of our Fifth and Sixth Form musicians to compete for the much-coveted title. There were strong performances across all the different disciplines: strings, woodwind, brass, piano, organ and voice, with worthy winners in each of the six categories.

As was the case with the junior competition, rather than hold the various categories on separate days, as is usual practice, all were held on the same day in front of the six visiting adjudicators to maintain year group bubbles. With all the categories running in one day, the adjudicators were able to listen to all the performances, confer and award an overall winner with the title of ‘Bedford School Senior Young Musician of the Year’.

The adjudicators were very impressed with the overall standard and were delighted to give the award to Upper Sixth Former Nathaniel Otley who performed In a sentimental mood by Duke Ellington on the saxophone.

Listen to Nat’s winning performance here.

The full list of Senior Prize Winners are:

Singing – Nat Otley
Organ – James Watson
Woodwind – Chris Sporton
Brass – Michael Lee
Strings – Leo de Luca
Piano – Shawn Shen

You can listen to all performances here:

Lower Sixth

Upper Sixth

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