Nov 282013
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On a High Note

The second Bahrain Young Performers Festival took place between the 18 and 21 November. Hosted by the British School of Bahrain, the Festival draws pupils from schools throughout Bahrain in areas of Music, Dance, Poetry and Monologues. Musically, there were 18 Heats that included Brass, Percussion, Piano, Strings and Woodwind, as well as Ensembles and Choirs. St Christopher’s students were awarded first place in 17 of these Heats! At the Final, where performers from all areas of the Festival compete against each other, St Christopher’s School musicians were awarded 4 of the 5 trophies.

The results were:

Category Name
Intermediate Winner Sam Caley (Saxophone)
Advanced Winner Michel Toutoungy (Violin)
Choir Winner St Christopher’s Senior Girls’ Choir
Ensemble Winner St Christopher’s Saxophone Quartet
Special Awards also went to
Diversity Award Pireh Moosa
Star of the future Koya Chen

All of the St Christopher’s School musicians that took part achieved extremely high results. Well done to all of the performers, including the teachers and the accompanists.

Top from Left: Sam Caley – Intermediate Wind-brass Winner, James Pilgrim – Preparatory Brass-wind Winner and Oliver Bloodworth – Novice Brass-wind Winner
Bottom from Left: Michel Toutoungy – Advanced String Winner, Eve Kenna – Novice Strings Winner and Ben Brandreth -Intermediate Strings Winner

 Ensemble Prize Winners

 Top: Senior Choir – Winners / Bottom: Junior Choir – Bronze Award Winners