A chance to sing way to victory

21:45, Jun 11 2014

Secondary school choirs hoped to sing their way to victory at the top of the south 2014 Big Sing competition in Blenheim.

The annual competition was held at the Church of the Nativity on Henry St yesterday afternoon.

Marlborough Boys' College choir No Girls Aloud and Marlborough Girls' College choirs, Cabaletta and Bella Voce, joined contestants from Waimea College, Nelson College for Girls and Motueka High School. It was one of 11 regional contests.

Each competition was recorded and adjudicators were then to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each choir.

Twenty-four finalists will be selected for a national Big Sing in Auckland from August 21 to August 23.

Marlborough Girls' College music teacher Robin Randall directed Bella Voce for their three separate pieces.


He said the day had gone well and all the choirs performed well. Awards for the competition would be announced at the gala dinner after the competition.

Nelson College for Girls head of music Myles Payne said their choirs performed well and the venue was beautiful and had great acoustics.

"It is always a treat for our girls to hear other choirs perform and learn from each other, they will leave Blenheim inspired," he said.

The day session was followed by an almost soldout gala concert at the church at 6pm.

The Marlborough Express