Excitement was in the air for this year’s edition of the Primary Music Festival with a record 11 schools taking part in the Choirs Category. Competition was tough, as each choir performed two contrasting pieces to impress the Adjudicator and win this coveted title.
Chris Bastock, Ensembles and Progression Manager, introduced choirs from the following Warrington and Halton schools: Beechwood Primary, Chapelford Village Primary, Hale CE Voluntary Controlled Primary, Locking Stumps Community Primary, Oakwood Avenue Community Primary, St Bede’s Catholic Junior, St Philip’s (Westbrook) CE Aided Primary, St. Margaret’s CE Voluntary Aided Primary, Stockton Heath Primary, Westbrook Old Hall Primary and Woodside Primary.
Whilst the Adjudicator made her final decision, the schools and audience were treated to a special performance by Stockton Heath Primary School Choir of a song written and composed for the Wolves Foundation. The song had been performed earlier in the day at the Warrington Wolves Stadium to several players from the team!
Janice Pounds, Music Education Commissioner, who attended the concert said: “We are delighted that so many Primary choirs are actively engaging with the Festival as a prestigious performance opportunity and the overall standard improves year on year. It is so encouraging to see the support for music that schools provide and Accent would like to thank the choir leaders for their dedication and hard work, as well as the pupils who sang so brilliantly. Whilst there is an element of competition, all of the schools are incredibly respectful and supportive of each other and we hope that events such as this will encourage choirs to learn from each other, develop their repertoire and go from strength to strength. Congratulations to all the choirs who took part and a special mention to our winners at Westbrook Old Hall!”