On Friday 26th November Carnforth Rotary hosted our annual Junior Schools’ Choir Competition at Carnforth High School. Three choirs from Carnforth Christ Church School, Bolton le Sands School and Slyne with Hest St. Luke’s School took part. Holme Community School entered the competition, but unfortunately as a result of Covid infections at their school, had to withdraw at short notice,
Each choir sang the set piece ‘Rocking around the Christmas Tree’. The lyric was well interpreted, the singing was well rehearsed, and with a lot of actions, all the choirs gave a good performance. An own choice piece with a Christmas theme was performed by each choir. Christ Church School sang ‘Now our story has been told’ with good tone and diction which held the attention of the audience. St Luke’s School sang ‘Born for Us’ and again the beauty of the music and its interpretation by the choir was to a high standard. Bolton le Sands School sang ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ and had the audience’s full attention.
The three judges had a difficult task separating all of these performances to decide on the final placement. When the judges were deliberating MC Rotarian Ivor Davies kept everyone entertained with some mathematical puzzles. Holme School had prepared audio tracks of their planned entry and these were played to the audience.
The judges awarded first place to Bolton le Sands School, Slyne School was placed second and Christ Church School third.
The Mayor of Carnforth, Rotarian Larry Branyan presented a Shield to Bolton le Sands School to retain for one year and awarded certificates for each school.