In the last week of the first half term, the House Music competition was held over the course of three evenings. The standard of performance was fantastic, with the hard work put in by students to select and rehearse their music clearly evident in everything that was presented. The range of music also helped make the event all the more exciting – there were a capella choirs, a Chinese Guzheng and accompanying ensemble, rock bands, acoustic guitar-and-voice performances, a classical Piano Trio, and even a choir performing a full-on song and dance routine in the manner of popular TV show ‘Glee’ (complete with a hilarious microphone faux pas!).
Andrea Brown, Head of Music at Morley College, celebrated choral conductor and founder of the ‘Can’t Sing Choir’, had the unenviable task of adjudicating on the final night. After much agonising, particularly over the Junior Solo and Group Song categories, she selected what she considered to be the best performances. Congratulations to Abraham Wallfisch-Jacobs, Junior Solo winner; Charlotte Nichols, Senior Solo winner; Collinson House, Classical Ensemble winner; and Atkinson House, Group Song winner for a stunning rendition of ‘Oh Happy Day’. As an introduction to the musical potential that exists at Mill Hill, I could not have asked for a more inspiring beginning to my time at the school, and I offer my congratulations to everyone who took part. Congratulations also to Weymouth House, overall winners of the competition for the consistently high standard of their entries in each category.
Dr Medlicott, Director of Music