College groups at barbershop event
Three Ka¯ piti groups made it through to the Barbershop nationals in Tauranga.
Top performers were the LASS quartet, who were runners-up.
This was quite an achievement for the group who had a replacement member, Tanira Kingi, joining them with Alice Mason unavailable.
Sophie said they were happy with their performance against excellent competition.
“This is the last year of secondary school for all of us and we are ending our singing career at Ka¯ piti College on a high.”
The Girls’ Chorus had gone to the nationals as regional winners and eventually placed seventh.
Conductor Bridget O’Shanessy said she thought the chorus had performed excellently and while they were disappointed with their result, the winners from Macleans College were outstanding and had set a new standard of performance.
The Boys’ Chorus, a combined Ka¯ piti and Paraparaumu group, had reached the finals as a wildcard entry, but were handicapped by the unavailability of the Paraparaumu students.
The group were happy to place fifth despite this.