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Musical Success

 

The Chorale and Sweet Margaritas have delivered some impressive performances this term, coming home with a number of awards.

The Sweet Margaritas came in fifth place at the Wellington barbershop competition, Young Singers in Harmony, and gained a wild card entry into nationals.

The talented group of singers spent months rehearsing for the regional competition in May, focusing on tuning, dynamics and choreography.

On competition day, the Sweet Margaritas directed by Tim Jenkin and Louise Logan sang impressive renditions of Mister Sandman by Pat Ballard and Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

Sweet Margaritas captain Caitlin MacArthur says the performances went very well and the group received very positive feedback.

“Some commented that Hallelujah was their favourite performance of the night,” Caitlin says.

The girls were ecstatic to hear they had qualified for the national competition.

“It was unbelievably rewarding,” captain Anna Smith says.

“All our hard work had paid off. There were some very talented groups participating this year so we are very happy to be going to nationals.”

The Sweet Margaritas also joined the Chorale to perform at the regional Big Sing Competition in June.

The Chorale directed by Mark Stamper and accompanist Louise Logan were awarded two certificates, one for Excellent Performance of a New Zealand Composition and the other for Excellent Performance of Twentieth Century Choral Music.