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House Shout, the highly anticipated bi-annual whole-school House singing competition, took place on Saturday 1 December.

After many hours of practice, each House sang a Unison song involving the entire House and a Harmony performed by a select group. There were some fantastic performances and all the pupils participated with energy and enthusiasm.

The independent adjudicator for the evening was Jonathan Brown, the Director of Music at Pangbourne College. He did a superb job and gave some very enlightening, amusing and helpful comments during the evening.

The overall winner in the Unison category was Collingwood with their spine-chilling version of ‘Human’ by The Killers and the winner of the Harmony was Cornwallis with a beautiful rendition of ‘The Rose’ by Westlife.

A few pictures from the evening:

The runner-up in the Unison was Hood with their entertaining version of ‘Oh Happy Day’ from the classic Sister Act movie. There was a tie for the runner-up in the Harmony between Howe and St Vincent, both displaying excellent musical talent.

A visiting parent, who is also a professional musician, was impressed with the talent as well as the admirable support the pupils gave each other, and commented on the evening, “The standard of singing was very high and the audience listened so well.”

A great evening was enjoyed by all.