Babington House School Chamber Choir competed in the recent Beckenham Festival at St. George's Church. The festival is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty the Queen is patron.
The Chamber Choir were entered for the Junior Choirs shield and won first place. They were awarded the shield, an honours certificate and a gold medal for their outstanding achievements. The choir performed two pieces 'Over the Rainbow' composed by Harold Arlen and arranged by Forbes, and 'The Voice' by Brendan Graham. They sang in two part and sometimes three part harmony and were complimented on their 'fine performance' and 'beautiful tone', along with clear diction and 'finely matched vowels'.
The girls were incredibly professional and were congratulated on their teamwork and beautiful sound. One of the girls said "When I found out we had won, I was so proud of us all, especially as it was my first time taking part in a competition".
"Babington House is very proud of the hard work the girls put into their performances in Chamber Choir. They have a great reputation and we are very happy this is being recognised by the local community", said Tim Lello, Headmaster.