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The Westgate Chorus Wins Maidenhead Music and Dance Festival 2016!

The Westgate Chorus wowed judges and audience members on Wednesday 12th October at the Nordern Farm Centre for the Arts.

The Music Department at Westgate School are delighted to announce that the Westgate Chorus has been awarded first place in the Secondary School category at the Maidenhead Festival of Music and Dance. The choir performed two songs to a packed audience of family, friends and professional musicians and performers. The group has only been rehearsing since September and their hard work and commitment showed when they took centre stage. Westgate Chorus performed two songs, “Wide Awake” and “Stitches” and the energy in the room was electric.

The performance ended with a standing ovation from all audience members and cheers that lifted the roof! Students received fabulous feedback from the judges, who awarded the choir a Distinction. Students and audience members were wowed at the feedback. “An enthusiastic and neatly sung opening”, “effective and accurate harmonies” and “the choir delivered a stylistic performance that entered into the spirit of the songs” said the judges.

Year 7 student Bethany Odoi said “It was a fantastic experience and we are all so happy we won. We are delighted with the judge’s feedback and cannot wait for the next competition!”

The music department would like to thank everyone for their support with the event and congratulate all performers involved.

Want to get involved? The Westgate Chorus welcomes all year groups and abilities so come and join us in room G50 every Thursday at 3.00pm!

 

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