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School Choir Competition 2017

Lea Valley Junior School Choir Competition

Thursday May 23rd 2019 - The Spotlight Theatre, Hoddesdon

Congratulations to Abel Smith School who were the winners of the Lea Valley Junior School Choir Competition.

Competition was fierce and the singing standard high but the judges finally agreed that Abel Smith School had the edge. The finals show at The Spotlight in Hoddesdon was a sell out and a packed theatre saw a great show featuring a lot of talented local young singers and musicians as well as the five finalist choirs

The picture below shows some of the winning choir proudly sporting their winners medallions.

The winning choir from Abel Smith School

Here's what people have had to say about previous year's competitions

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it was lovely to get the opportunity to hear other choirs sing. We are already looking forward to taking part in next year's competition, so we hope that it will be repeated.”

Penny Chandler, Deputy Head Teacher, The Cranbourne Primary School

“I truly had a great evening. I invited incoming District Governor Prue Dixon to travel with me and she too thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We are both looking forward to next year’s competition.”

Iola Samuels, Rotary District 1260 Youth Service Committee Chair

"The judges, as representatives of singing in schools and adult choirs, were pleased to be part of this important initiative. They were also impressed with the standard of the schools who took part."

Derek Harrison, Musical Director Hertford Choral Society

"It was a fantastic evening!”

Jane Carson, Head, Roselands Primary School

"Thank you to everyone involved in last night's wonderful event at the Spotlight Theatre. It was an amazing privilege for our children to be able to perform at such an event, and to be inspired by the performances of others. The host was superb - kind, warm, engaged and well-prepared, ensuring that the evening never dragged even whilst lots of young children shuffled on and off stage. I do hope that you are able to continue to run the event long into the future, and that you've raised lots of money for charity!"

Melanie and Nick McMahon (Parents of child at Abel Smith school)

"We would like to pass on our thanks to the Rotary Club for taking the time to organise the choir competition. At Downfield we have a diverse community and music is such a fantastic way of allowing children to express themselves. The children in our choir last night came from varying backgrounds and some of them find school and learning very difficult, the choir is a chance for them to shine. It meant a lot to all of us last night to be able to share our love of music and they loved sharing their news in assembly this morning. Thank you for the opportunity. We also thoroughly enjoyed watching the other performers in the second act."

Evelyn Pope and Laura Stevenson, Downfield School

"We thoroughly enjoyed last night and I was like immensely proud of my boys. Having never sang in front of an audience of that size or on a stage that big, they were incredibly smart and professional. I am definitely looking forward to re-entering next year. Thank you for organising the event."

Amy Debnam, Abel Smith School