Selwyn House crowned champions of Choral Night 2017

Selwyn House

After two busy weeks of hard work and practice, Selwyn House took out the annual Choral Night competition last Thursday night, on what is easily the most anticipated night of the school year.

Selwyn began their winning repertoire with a beautiful rendition of Bianco Da Siena’s hymn, Come Down O Love Divine, which was arranged and conducted by the very talented Sarah Brownridge. We followed it up with an energetic and toe-tapping performance of Hall and Oates’ classic hit, You Make my Dreams Come True, which had the audience bopping in their seats. The Year 12s finished off the night with some unique moves, dancing to a mash-up of Hannah Montana, The Black Eyed Peas and The Pussycat Dolls.

I could not be more proud of every Selwyn girl and being able to captain such an amazing group of girls, alongside Molly Ellis, and it has been such a privilege. The hard work of all Selwyn girls and teachers finally paid off last Thursday when we walked away with the shield – which truly made all of our dreams come true!

We were up against very strong competition and the evening showcased the incredible depth of talent and passion of girls from all Houses. It was a night all the Year 12s will treasure in the years ahead.

Emma Mockridge
Selwyn House Captain

Patteson House

Congratulations, Patteson girls, on an amazing night! The girls sang like angels to a beautiful arrangement by Lydia Smalls to this year’s hymn, Come Down O Love Divine, and an iconic 80s classic, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, by Tears for Fears. The girls worked so hard over the past two weeks and it is such an amazing feeling to stand up there and see them sing their hearts out on the night, no matter what! The Patteson Year 12 girls also performed their dance routine that they have worked so hard on for the past three months, including a range of songs such as Formation by Beyoncé, Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne and Blame it on the Boogie by the Jackson Five. I am so proud of the efforts from all the girls last Thursday night and no matter what the score, they should be so proud for what they have achieved. Well done, girls!

Chelsea Marchetti
Patteson House Captain

Kilburn House

Choral Night 2017 was an extremely rewarding evening for the girls of Kilburn. The Years 7 – 12 girls gave their all learning the house song and hymn during rehearsals, and should all be proud of their amazing performance. The hymn was angelic and Toto would be proud of our incredible rendition of Africa and our synchronized moves. The atmosphere of the night was incredible, and it was amazing to experience all the Kilburn girls collaborating, forming new friendships, and just having fun. To Uthpala De Silva, Sophie-Louise Shearwood and Emily Murdock, thank you for your tireless effort with the music. Your contributions were amazing. To the Year 12 dance troupe, who pulled off Sascha Czuchwicki’s routine, you were incredible and dynamic. Congratulations to all – you should be proud to call yourselves Kilburn girls!

Georgia Nicholls
Kilburn Deputy House Captain

Kennion House

The Kennion Years 7 – 12 girls put in an enormous effort and sang with great energy on the night. Qianna Huang’s arrangement of Come Down O Love Divine was indeed divine and was the perfect song to begin the evening with. It really set the bar for the other Houses. Our House song, Eye of the Tiger was full of energy and sounded brilliant. The band was awesome, the “choralography” looked fantastic and Georgia Bateman, our house captain, conducted with such enthusiasm. Finally, the Year 12 Kennionites danced up a storm with their medley of Time of My Life, Mickey and I Love It, choreographed by Shardia Russo. All the Houses sang, played and danced so well but we are especially proud of the Kennion girls for delivering everything they had on the night. Thanks girls!

Alex McKay

Head of Kennion House