Singers are in harmony for choral celebration

SINGING Mayville High School Pre-Prep Choir (120767-3352)
SINGING Mayville High School Pre-Prep Choir (120767-3352)
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THIS year’s entrants to the choral section of the Portsmouth Music Festival were singing in perfect harmony.

The two-day section was held at Park Community School, in Middle Park Way, Havant, over the weekend.

SINGING Mayville High School Pre-Prep Choir (120767-3387)

SINGING Mayville High School Pre-Prep Choir (120767-3387)

It was split between an adults and children section.

Head of the choral section Jackie Mumford said: ‘This was another excellent year with standards raised again.

‘There were many amazing classes with outstanding performances – as can be seen by the results of both the young choirs and the adults.

‘The support for the youngsters was superb and the adjudicator, Peter Wells, gave them good feedback and lots to work with.

‘My most memorable moments were the St John’s Chapel Choir singing Gloria and the Coasters, which is a quartet, made up of – as they said in their introduction – three youngsters and an old one.

‘These boys have truly amazing voices.’

The music festival marks its 80th birthday this year and to celebrate the organisation is launching a bursary scheme.

Funds for the bursary will come from ticket sales of a new gala concert event, which is taking place instead of the traditional closing concert.

It will be held at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, on Sunday, March 25.

Tickets cost £10, or £8 for concessions. To find out more visit portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk.

To buy tickets visit kings-southsea.com.