Chester Music Festival a Winning Combination for College

Ellesmere College Chamber Choir and The Ravens have once again enjoyed great success at a prestigious music festival with four wins and two rare distinctions awarded at the Chester Music Festival held at The Kings School, Chester.

The choirs won a total of four classes as well as being awarded the Peggy McKnight Silver Salver awarded to the choir with the highest mark across the youth choir section.

Class 115 Youth Choir 18 and Under - Yates Challenge Cup

The choir sang 'Ave Verum' (Mozart) and 'Kyrie' (Barker) and achieved a rare: Outstanding

Class 116 Youth Choir 21 and Under - Bebington Cup

The choir sang 'Ave Verum' (Byrd) and 'He Ain't Heavy' (Withers) and achieved a rare: Outstanding

Class 122 Mixed Voice Choirs (Adult Open Class) - Nicholson Bowl

The choir sang 'If Ye Love Me' (Tallis) and 'Poor Wayfaring Stranger' (Arr. Robinson) and achieved a: Distinction

Class 120A Choral Groups (5 - 15 Voices Adult)

The Ravens (student-led acapella choir directed by Scott Phillips Year 12) sang 'Cantate Domino' (Monteverdi) and 'Lux Arumque' (Whitacre) and achieved a: Distinction

Director of Music, Tony Coupe, said of the event, "I am very proud of the performances of the students as this competition followed the Five Choirs Concert at Ellesmere College the night before, so the students did particularly well in sounding so fresh and skilled."

The Chester Music Festival is an annual event organised by the Chester Competitive Festival of Performing Arts.

7th May 2018  Back to News