Chamber Champions rise to the occasion

08 June 2018

A record number of twelve entries from Whanganui High School (there were thirty entries from the Whanganui District altogether) performed at the 2018 District Rounds of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest on Friday 8 June at the Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School.

Whanganui High School emsembles WON eight out of the twelve awards.

Our Results:

Highly Commended:

"2 Crotches and a Quaver" (as seen above)
Abby Squire (voice), Ahimsha Saravanapavan (piano), Anna Zhang (violin)

"No Strings Attached"
Ethan Mancer (Euphonium), Caleb Squire (percussion), and Luke Squire, Sarah Wright, Isaac Paterson (cornets)

"Triple A"
Combined WHS / WCS group starring WHS student Allyssa Pram (voice)

Best Performance of an Original Composition:

"Classical Modes Take 3"
Ben Power, Ginny Thomson, (& Xavier Grego from St Dominic's College)
A stunning composition by our very talented and genuis composer Ben Power.

KBB Music Award:

"No Strings Attached"
Ethan Mancer (Euphonium), Caleb Squire (percussion), and Luke Squire, Sarah Wright, Isaac Paterson (cornets)

Adjudicator Award:

Cameron Walker, David Dale, Jack Fawthorpe, Noah Payne (guitars)

IRMT Most Promising Junior Group:

"The Buzz Rolls"
Harvey Hughes, Chester Nevil, Jonathan Stolk (percussion)

Wanganui Music Society Prize for Best Ensemble Featuring a Vocalist:

"Triple A"
Combined WHS / WCS group starring WHS student Allyssa Pram (voice)

We are extremely proud of the above groups and also to the other groups who did themselves and our school proud on the day.

Jeanette Jones
Head of Music