The sound of music at festival

STAGE DELIGHT Pupils bring The Portsmouth Music Festival to an end
STAGE DELIGHT Pupils bring The Portsmouth Music Festival to an end
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HUNDREDS of pupils from across the area took to the stage in song as the Portsmouth Schools Music Festival drew to a close on Friday.

Their tuneful notes sounded the end of the festival, which ran all week, in front of crowds at Portsmouth Guildhall.

STAGE DELIGHT Pupils bring The Portsmouth Music Festival to an end

STAGE DELIGHT Pupils bring The Portsmouth Music Festival to an end

An infant choir made up of pupils from Highbury Primary School, Portsmouth High Junior School, and Westover Primary School began the show in style.

Directed by Joy Golledge, their numbers included Reach for the Stars and My Favourite Things.

A junior choir, directed by Becky Hill also took to the stage to sing The One and Only and Gold, amongst other well known hits.

This choir was made up of students from Highbury Primary School, Langstone Junior School, Portsmouth High Junior School, St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School, and Westover Primary School.

Becky, who is also chairwoman of the festival, said: ‘The night was an amazing celebration of everything we’d done throughout the week.

‘By the end of it the audience were all waving their programmes and singing along enthusiastically. It gave me goose bumps, it was fantastic.

‘I’d like to thank everyone involved fro all their hard work this week, especially our compere Perry Ralls and our stage manager Steve Tuck.’