of the Annual Schools Choir Competition
Schools Choir Competition was held at the
National Cultural Centre on Monday January
23rd 2011. The competition is one of the activities
which are held as a part of Nobel Laureate
Week. The theme for Nobel Laureate Week this
year is “Appreciating our Past: Charting
a lot of excitement from the Schools and I
must say the competition was an exciting one.
It was quite obvious that it would be a bit
challenging for the judges to select a winner.
The host jokingly added that she was quite
happy that she wasn’t in the judges’
shoes, because decision making would not be
schools in the Primary category were: Ave
Maria Girls Primary, Dame Pearlette Louisy
Primary, Richfond Combined and Laborie Boys
Primary. The Secondary category: Saint Joseph’s
Convent, St Mary’s College, Bocage Secondary,
Leon Hess Comprehensive and the S.D.A Academy.
(Each School performed a test piece followed
by a song of choice.)
Convent, made a good impression on the judges
and they took the first place spot in the
Secondary Category. They expressed their delight
be jumping and screaming. The school put on
a great performance with dancing and a little
drama in between. However, despite the screams
and squeals from the school, it was obvious
that quite a bit of individuals were not pleased
with the results; especially St. Mary’s
College who put on a wonderful performance,
based on the crowd’s opinion. However,
at the end of the day, despite the crowds’
favourites and the cheers the participating
schools received from them; it was all left
to the judges to select who would be declared
the Primary Category Anse La Raye Primary
got the victory and it was no surprise; they
put on a very impressive performance. What
made it even more beautiful, was the fact
that they were so young and cute and that
they sang so beautifully! Hats off to the
musical conductors of the winning schools;
they did a great job and you had a big part
to play. Congratulations to the other schools
also and their musical conductors; they all
put on such a terrific performance! Especially
the Primary Schools; the kids were so young!
And I must say they were so adorable and the
crowd loved every minute of their performances.
(Each School received a certificate of participation.)
also two guest performances from: Banse La
Grace Combined School Choir and Camille Henry
General, Dame Pearlette Louisy was present
at the function along with Claudius Francis.
They both seemed to be enjoying the show.
All in all The 2012 Schools Choir Competition
was a big success.
are as follows: (Primary Schools Category)
- 3rd place
with a total of 372 points: Ave Maria Girls
- 2nd place with a total of 386 points: Laborie
- 1st place with a total of 401 points: Anse
La Raye Primary.
Results for the Secondary Schools Category
are as follows:
- 3rd place
with a total of 380.5 points: Leon Hess Comprehensive.
- 2nd place with a total of 385 points: Bocage
- 1st place with a total of 394 points: Saint