October 15, 2013

Bromsgrove Senior Choir participated in the 19th Bangkok International Choir Festival in October. Kevin Allen-Schmid, a professional choir conductor from Tanzania, East Africa, was the guest conductor for this year.

The festival took place over 3 days. On 1 October, Kevin came to our school to give a master class to our choir members; on 4 October, there were 5 hours of massed choir rehearsals and on 5 October, 3 hours of rehearsals in the morning and the Gala Concert in the afternoon.

There were 9 participating schools with about 300 students. Each school performed one song and the massed choir performed five. The concert programme covered a wide range of music, from classical church music to gospel, and more modern 60s music.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to Mr Challoner who gave us this chance and always provided support, making this festival a great success. Also, thank you Miss Puk for conducting the choir, and Mr Swan and Mr Savage who came to ?babysit? the choir members in the massed choir rehearsal and the concert days.

The guest conductor was very happy with our performance. Congratulations to all and again, thanks for all our choir members’ hard work. We have to carry on our choir spirit and continue to maintain our high standard. We look forward to next year?s choir festival.