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On Friday 30th November, our school choir competed in the Secondary School Choir class at the St Austell Festival of Music & Speech. This was their third consecutive year of entering the competition and once again they were up against some tough competition. They arrived at the church and immediately noticed that the choir they were competing directly against was much larger (3 times as many members), which unsettled their nerves a little. The Roseland Voices took to the stage first and performed their 2 pieces, and they performed them well. Another difference between the two choirs was that Roseland's choir had a pianist accompanying them. The Poltair choir are (and always have been) an acapella group. Singing acapella (without accompaniment) is a challenge in itself, it takes a great degree of skill to maintain accurate pitch and to ensure harmonies are spot on; something our young choristers have worked hard on. Putting their nerves aside, our 15 students took to the stage (looking confident - even if they didn't feel it) and delivered 2 incredible performances.

The adjudicator praised both schools and said how impressed she was with the quality of singing from both choirs. Despite the tough competition we are absolutely delighted to say that the Poltair Choir were crowned the winners once again and retained the trophy. Three consecutive years competing and three consecutive wins is an amazing achievement and one they should be extremely proud of, we are certainly extremely proud of them!

Well done to all involved... roll on next year!


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