On Monday 6th November The Senior Vocal Championships were held at Ipswich High School, in the school’s Hayworth Theatre. Mel Billowes, a well-respected music teacher, judged the competition and presented the awards.

The annual Vocal Championship were separated into categories that included musical or film, classical or folk music solos and duets. The categories were further divided by age; Years 7 to 9 and Years 10 to 13. The competition this was outstanding and over 30 pupils took part in the competition from Year 7 to  Year 13.

Angela Chillingworth, Director of Music commented: “The events offered the students a wonderful opportunity to perform in front of a supportive audience. Most pupils enter because they love to sing or play and not just because they want to win, so although it is a competition the main focus is on fantastic performances.”

Mell Billowes a local writer, broadcaster and teacher was the judge for the event and remarked: “I was delighted to be the judge for tonight’s competition, I enjoyed hearing all the performers.”

Competition Winners

Middle School Classical Song: 
Hettie H.

Middle School Duet:  Jemima M. and Tilly R.

Middle School Song from a Musical or Film: Amelia W.

Senior School Classical Song: Izzy D.

Senior School Duet:  Hannah C. and Emily B.

Senior School Song from a Musical or Film: Ellie S.

Vocal Champion: Madelyn G.