Outstanding Performance at Worksop

Another outstanding performance by our pupils at Worksop Music and Drama Festival saw us return with a haul of silverware and accolades.

We entered 90 categories and achieved 106 podium finishes, as follows:
 1st place in 64 categories
 2nd place in 27 categories
 3rd place in 15 categories

It was a real whole school event, encompassing our preparatory site Barlborough Hall and senior and sixth form pupils from Mount St Mary's. The age range spanned from six to 18-years-old.

We won a wide variety of categories including violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, piano duets, jazz piano, guitar, drums, vocal (opera, duets, oratorio, musical theatre, classical, lieder), choral, band and orchestral. We achieved six outstanding marks and 24 distinctions.

As a reult of pupils' winning performances, we will be well represented at the prize winners’ concert on 26th April. Mount St Mary's Jazz Band, Close Harmony Group and Barlborough Hall U12 Choir will perform, as will soloists Pollyanna Harrison (voice), Rowan Kitchener (cello), Jack Wilkins (trombone), Scarlett Coughlan (voice), Alexandra Eastwood (voice) and Sam Castle (voice and violin).

Mrs Lucy Kitchener, Cross Campus Director of Music, said: “The pupils gave some amazing performances and I am very proud of all the music staff and pupils. We now look forward to the prize winners' concert where more awards will be made.”

Music is an integral part of life at Mount St Mary’s College and our prep school Barlborough Hall. Music lessons begin in nursery where the foundations are laid for an enjoyment and appreciation of music.

Last year we undertook a hugely successful and memorable choral classics tour to Rome and planning is under way for a music tour to Malta in Easter 2018.

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