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Cobham Hall Girls Triumph at Kent Music Festivals


Cobham Hall’s Music Department has been celebrating a spectacular run of success at two Kent Music Festivals in the last month. From singing to instrumental, musical theatre to marimba, our girls attained first places in several classes.

It’s been a month of celebration for Cobham Hall’s Music Department, beginning with Year 12 pupil Harriet winning the Canterbury Festival Young Musicians’ Bursary Competition. A percussionist specialising in the Marimba, Harriet will also be taking part in the forthcoming BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. Harriet’s triumph, along with the astounding abilities of others within the School, was celebrated at a Maestros’ Concert last week.

The Concert served as excellent preparation for a number of students who went on to win their classes at this weekend’s Maidstone Music Festival. Year 13 pupils Keely and Bonnie won their piano and musical theatre classes respectively; Year 12’s Emily won her recital class; and Year 8’s Arwen won her unaccompanied folk song class. Harriet again performed, winning her multiple instruments class. In addition, Year 9 pupil Joey was commended for her piano Grades 7 and 8, and Year 10’s Lila medalled for her performance on woodwind higher level. Many girls received honours and were invited back to the Winners’ Concert next week.

Head of Music Miss Penny Clements commended the girls, “It was wonderful to see all of our singers win their class, as well as one of our pianists and our percussionist. Most importantly, however, the girls received some fantastic adjudication and feedback to help them develop.”

The last few weeks of term will be busy for the Music Department, with several Carol concerts lined up, including our Chamber Choir performing at Cobham College Retirement Home and with the Cobham Ladies Choir, but we’re sure these successes will have them singing with extra gusto!

Published: November 29 2017

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