13 secondary schools choirs were selected from The Big Sing regional competitions in Auckland and the Bay of Plenty took to the stage to compete in the inaugural Big Sing Cadenza in Rotorua on Sunday and Monday.
Grammarphonics, the School's audition choir, was one of 13 school choirs selected to compete at the inaugural Big Sing Cadenza in Rotorua on Monday. Having won their regional competition, Grammarphonics competed against a number of other North Island schools including King's Kappella (from King's College), Bella Cantoris (from Diocesan School for Girls) and the Black Watch Singers from St Cuthbert's College.
Adjudicated by Sharp, the Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association and Vice-President of the International Federation for Choral Music, the choirs participated in a series of workshops during the two-day event.
The festival culminated in a Gala Concert at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre in which all the choirs performed one song from their repertoire, as well as the four pieces they had rehearsed in the workshops.
At the end of the evening, each choir was presented with a Merit, Distinction or Excellence award, and Grammarphonics were awarded a Distinction award.
Congratulations to the students involved, as well as their director Mr David Hamilton.