Photo gallery: Norfolk schools compete in choir competition

Flegg High School pupils take part in the Rotary Club of Norwich Inter Schools Choir Competition at

Flegg High School pupils take part in the Rotary Club of Norwich Inter Schools Choir Competition at City Academy Norwich.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Pupils from three Norfolk schools were in fine voice as they competed in a special choir competition.

The Rotary Club of Norwich's inter-schools choir competition was held last night at City Academy Norwich, with Thorpe St Andrew School being crowned the winner and receiving a £150 prize.

The other two schools - Flegg High School, in Great Yarmouth, and City Academy Norwich - were awarded joint second place in the competition and each school received a £75 prize.

Hilary King, secretary of The Rotary Club of Norwich and who organised the contest, said all the young people sang to a very high standard.

'It was just lovely to hear them singing and they all really looked like they were enjoying themselves,' she said.

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During the competition pupils from Thorpe St Andrew School sang Rodgers and Hammerstein's Edelweiss, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, and Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway's I'd like to teach the world to sing.

Flegg High School sang Emeli Sande and Labrinth's Beneath Your Beautiful, Guns N' Roses' Sweet Child of Mine, and the Israeli song Dodi Li.

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City Academy Norwich sang Take That's Rule the World, Tyndale Thomas' OK, and Anthony Stephens' You got the Love.

This is the third year the Rotary Club of Norwich has run the inter-schools choir competition, and the club also runs many other events for young people.

At last night's contest the adjudicators were: Kenneth Hÿtch, former director of music at Wymondham College; Judy Tovey, a private piano teacher and pianist for the Octagon Singers; and Robert Elliott, founder of the Wessex Male Choir.

The Rotary Club of Norwich is 90 years old – the first to be founded in East Anglia. The club meets on Thursday lunchtimes or evenings at the George Hotel in Newmarket Road, Norwich.

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