Tal­ented young­sters make voices heard to clinch big choir accolade

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

A SCHOOL choir has been named the best in the re­gion.

Rainow pri­mary school was crowned best ‘Pri­mary Vo­cal Ensemble’ in the Cheshire East Schools’ Mu­sic Com­pe­ti­tion 2016.

The singing team beat schol­ars at Up­ton Priory School and schools from Sand­bach, Crewe, Nantwich and Con­gle­ton to steal the ti­tle.

The school had to get through heats to reach the fi­nal at Sand­bach School, where they im­pressed judges Iain McKnight and Peter Hawksworth.

John Bar­ber, di­rec­tor of Love Mu­sic Trust, which or­gan­ised the com­pe­ti­tion, said: “Once again schools and staff across Cheshire East have demon­strated what can be achieved mu­si­cally through hours of ded­i­ca­tion and in­spi­ra­tion.

“All of us present felt we had been for­tu­nate to wit­ness some­thing very spe­cial.”

It was the sev­enth time the Cheshire East Schools’ Mu­sic Com­pe­ti­tion had been held.

Rainow and other win­ning en­sem­bles and choirs from the com­pe­ti­tion later per­formed at the Vic­to­ria Hall, Han­ley, in a joint con­cert with the Love Mu­sic Trust Big Band and spe­cial guest vo­cal­ist Matthew Ford in a trib­ute to Frank Si­na­tra and Michael Bu­ble.

●● Mem­bers of Rainow pri­mary school choir and their tro­phy for win­ning the Cheshire East Schools’ Mu­sic Com­pe­ti­tion

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