The four houses of Wisbech Grammar School provided a vibrant evening of entertainment in their quest for the prestigious House Music Trophy, presenting solo and ensemble items and a House song.
The House Music adjudicator, Mr Graham Dickerson, was given the challenging task of selecting winning performances. Mr Dickerson trained at the Royal Northern College of Music on the performers’ course, and later the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London on the Music Therapy Course. Best Lower School Soloist was awarded to Holmes’ Charley Kirby (March) with her powerful performance of ‘Memory’. Best Middle School Soloist was awarded to Peckover’s Ursula France with her moving interpretation of “Apres Moil”, accompanied energetically by her sister Richeldis (Hunstanton).
The top spot in the Upper School Soloist category went to Clarkson’s Edward O’Connor (Wisbech) with “Waving through a window”, accompanied skilfully by Miles MacLachlan (Wisbech).
Such was the quality of each of the House Solo items, Mr Dickerson had a tough decision to make. The class was a close call but Sparks’ version of “Superstition” was awarded the first in this category.
The evening came to a close with the four massed choirs in the House Song. It was Peckover’s energetic performance of Super grass’ “It’s alright” accompanied by Rhianna Regan (Wisbech), Richeldis France and Tom Cork (King’s Lynn) which was awarded first place.
When the scores were tallied, it was Holmes who emerged as winners of the coveted House Music Trophy and Holmes’ Faye Thompsett (Snettisham) was awarded ‘most promising musician’ of the evening.
Head of Music, Mrs Jane Missin said: “All four houses gave an excellent account of themselves and should be very proud of all that they achieved. Particular praise should go to the four House Music Captains – Miles MacLachlan (Clarkson), Maddie Booth (Holmes), Richeldis France (Peckover) and Max Eales (Sparks).”