House Music Competition
The first half term of 2020 always means House Music, and this hotly contested music competition shaped up to be quite an event. The contest was judged by Poppy Harrison, from the English National Opera, who was very impressed by the standard of musicianship. Each house had to submit a choir performance and solo/duo, making our students furiously rehearse any moment they could prior to the event, supported by their heads of house. Many of the choirs were also led by students, so well done to Elidona (Curie), Jestina (Plato) and Jeliqa (Socrates) for their efforts.
First up was Socrates. Their choir performed an energetic medley of Jackson Five songs, featuring Theirry on drums, and Rebekah and Hana interjecting with some fierce dance moves. Hadeal then performed the solo for Socrates; this was an emotional rendition of Lewis Capaldi’s “Bruises”.
Plato swiftly followed with their choir entry, a mashup of Bruno Mars songs led by Jestina Steer (year 12) and featuring a sea of solo performances from Victoria, Luke, Janice, Ani, Grace and Ysabella, amongst others. Their solo entry was a mix of What’s Going On and Where is the Love, confidently performed by Grace and Jestina.
Curie’s choir was next to perform. Led by Elidona, they performed a very creative version of Lizzo’s “Good as Hell”, featuring Akshanie rapping, Tia on guitar, and Rojae and Olivia on piano. Their solo, a song by Billie Eilish, was performed by Elidona and Hannah Mae; with Elidona singing and playing violin and Hannah Mae singing and playing piano.
The competition was wrapped up with a huge, multi-sensory bang with Newton’s entry. Elizabeth Bangura performed a version of “Feelin’ Good”, with Rohan on bass, Marvyne on piano and Cyrus on drums. Newton then took to the stage with a mass choir/dance extravaganza, featuring solos by Richard and Daiana. During this performance they mashed up gospel with rap and rnb; truly finishing the show off in style!