House Harmony and House Shout Competitions

The completion of the first half of Michaelmas is celebrated with two musical competitions, the House Harmony and the House Unison Song Competition, also known as the House Shout.

The Harmony was a closely contested affair with our distinguished adjudicator, Ms Kim Kelly, finding it challenging to find the winner. In the end, Wallace, the senior girls’ day house emerged victorious after their stunning rendition of ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’.

With an audience in excess of three hundred enthusiastic supporters the House Shout evening had an electric atmosphere. Taylor won the junior house competition singing ‘Pompeii’ by Bastille, narrowly beating Iskandar’s version of Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ into second place.

Honan House took the senior competition singing an arrangement of Lennon and McCartney’s ‘Let it Be’, the title track of The Beatles’ twelfth and final studio album. Wills, also singing ‘Pompeii’ by Bastille, gave a very strong performance and credit must also go to Munawir Hill, who put their own words to the seventies’ classic ‘Go West’ by Village People.

The evening concluded with a surprise Common Room performance featuring Miss Brown, Miss Cowley, Miss Little, Miss Nixon, Miss Ross, Mr Statham, Mr Watkins, Mr Webb and Mr Wills, managed by Miss Court. Their performance of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ astounded the audience with the highest quality a cappella singing and resulted in a much-deserved standing ovation. Chris Martin should be on his guard as Mr Webb has become a serious rival.

Thanks to Mr Watkins for arranging the competitions and to Mr Sims and the technical crew for their help throughout.

A wonderful evening to finish a wonderful half term. Happy holidays to all.

RBP

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