Junior musicians take to the stage

Three weeks and almost 100 performances all boiled down to one night when 14 finalists performed in front of parents and festival judge, Mrs Karen Humphreys, to compete for the first place trophy in the CHS Junior School Music Festival.

Waconian musician Ruby began the evening with a performance of ‘The Entertainer’ on piano. Mrs Humphreys commented that Ruby “galloped on stage” and put on a “confident performance with good syncopation“.

Year 6 pupil Jessica was the first singer of the night, stepping up to the front and introducing her piece ’42nd Street’. Described as a “natural performer” by Mrs Humphreys, Jessica’s performance garnered a brilliant response from the audience, earning her third place.

CHS musician Robert was the second guitarist of the night, performing ‘County Etude’. Mrs Humphreys noted Roberts performance “captured the spirit of the song”, earning him second place.

Awarded first in the festival was Waconian Oliver whose stunning vocal performance of ‘Someone You Loved’ was what Mrs Karen Humphreys said she “would remember for a long time”.

CHS Junior School Head, Mr Vincent Weightman said: “What a beautiful night celebrating our young musicians. Very well done to all involved and the wider 90 pupils who put on great performances over recent weeks.”

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