Savannah school top Lions choir contest

| 08/06/2016
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Savannah Primary School Junior Choir performing “Hallelujah”

(CNS): Both the infant choir and the junior choir from Savannah Primary School scooped up first place in their respective categories in the Second Annual Youth Choir Competition, while the John Gray High School was the winning secondary school, each taking home CI$500 for their school’s music department. Savannah school received another CI$500 when their junior choir was deemed the Youth Choir Competition Champion 2016.

The competition, hosted by the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, took place on 26 May at the Lions Community Centre, which was filled with over 1,000 people as they enjoyed the great talents of our local students.

Cayman Prep & High School, Prospect Primary School, Savannah Primary School and Grace Christian Academy competed in the Infant Category. In the Junior Category were Cayman Prep & High School, Prospect Primary School, Savannah Primary School, while John Gray competed against Clifton Hunter  in the High School Category.

Local judges Rebekah Jefferson, Noel Wallace, and Georgina Gatto-Deosaran adjudicated the final round.

John Gray High School Secondary Choir performing "Radioactive"

John Gray High School Secondary Choir performing “Radioactive”

Organisers said the event proved to be a successful joint community effort in aid of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands and other youth programmes of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman.

Sponsors were Caribbean Utilities Company, Telecom Solutions (Cayman), Cayman Airways Ltd., Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport, Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing, and Infrastructure, Kirk Market, Hopscotch Productions and Studios, Star 92.7 FM, Water Authority-Cayman, Yoga Sprouts, Spark! School of Music, and Advantage Graphic Design and Advertising.

Youth Choir Competition Committee Chairperson, Lion Janelle Tibbetts said, “We are proud to host this annual event as we know the positive impact it has on the youth who are involved in the arts as well as the youth programmes this fundraising venture will continue to support. This event continues to grow as we saw almost 400 students come on stage giving remarkable and inspiring performances. We have been fortunate enough to be backed by a team of very motivated and dedicated persons from the local community and within our local schools and we are truly grateful to all who have contributed to this event.”

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Cayman Prep and High School Infant Choir performing “Polliwog”

Category: Arts, Music

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