On Thursday 18th October, the annual House Music competition was held, the event see each house competing across three musical categories to take home the winners shield. This year’s competition was adjudicated by Mrs Judy Martin and featured an array of spectacular performances from all Senior School pupils.
Whiston triumphed in the House Ensembles with ‘Hello’ from the Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, followed by Crick with Mr Blue Sky by ELO and Storrs with The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovich.
In the Solo Items, House won with Christian Blandford’s rendition of Moonlight’ Sonata in C# minor by Beethoven, and second place was jointly shared between Parker with Damian Dimitrov performing ‘Violin Concerto in D Minor, Mov I’by Spohr, and Crick with Temi Lasekan performing ‘Where E’er you Walk’ from Semele by Händel.
The most popular performances of the night came in the House Songs, with stunning renditions of Superstition by Stevie Wonder (Parker), and This is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas (Crick) but Storrs stole the show with a truly exceptional and quite grisly performance of Thriller by Michael Jackson, led by Lewis Bentley. Whiston came second with Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Junior and House came third with a fabulous cover of Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
After much thought from the judges, Whiston won the overall House Music Prize, followed by Storrs in Second, House in Third then Crick and Parker respectively.
1ST - Whiston – Hello from the Book of Mormon by Trey Parker
2nd - Crick – Mr. Blue Sky by ELO
3rd - Storrs – The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovich
Parker – James Bond Theme arr. Paul Murtha & Isobel Gilbert
House – ‘Classical’ medley Arr. Christian Blandford
1st – House - Christian Blandford -‘Moonlight’ Sonata in C# minor – Beethoven
Joint 2nd – Parker - Damian Dimitrov – ‘Violin Concerto in D Minor, Mov I’– Spohr
Joint 2nd – Crick – Temi Lasekan – ‘Where E’er you Walk’ from Semele – Händel
Whiston - Carolina Ferreira – ‘Cantabile for violin’ – Paganini
Storrs - Oliver Lister – ‘Allegro from Sonata in F, Op.1 No.1’ – Händel
1st - Storrs – Thriller – Michael Jackson (comp. Rod Temperton)
2nd - Whiston – ‘Ghostbusters’ by Ray Parker Jnr.
3rd - House – ‘Time Warp’ from The Rocky Horror Show
Parker – ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder
Crick – ‘This is Halloween’ from The Nightmare before Christmas
1st - Whiston
2nd - Storrs
3rd - House
4th - Crick
5th - Parker
Kind Thanks to Mr Blandford for taking spectacular photographs throughout the night,
they can be found on his website - HERE.