Kirsten wins the 2017 Interhouse Singing Competition!

On Monday 7 August, the houses competed against each other in the annual Interhouse Singing competition. Each house performs two items: one of the items is performed together as a choir, and the second is performed by a select group of vocalists within the house. This year, the themes were “Disney” and “Local is Lekker”. For the first time, the competition took place outside in The Honours Quad, and was adjudicated by two of our past pupils, Amy Campbell and Rachel Suttle.

Amy is teaching at Rondebosch Boys’ High, is a member of the a cappella group “AnecNote” and a Musical Group, “The Mixing Bowl,”  and is the coach for the UCT choir. She obtained her degree at UCT and was a guest speaker at our Achievers’ Dinner last year. In her final year at Wynberg Girls’ High she was a recipient of the highest award our school has to offer, the Golden Lion Award.

Rachel is currently studying through Unisa, and is well known as a Marimba teacher and a member of the Marimba Jam – a company that strives to enrich students with the energy and enjoyment of Marimba music and which was started in order to share the joy of playing marimbas with learners who didn’t have access either to the opportunity or the instruments to play.  As part of this company she teaches at a number of schools and is a professional performer. When she was Head of Culture, she initiated this competition. Both Amy and Rachel are exceptional singers in their own right and both in their final year at Wynberg Girls’ High were winners of the 125th Past Pupils’ Cultural Trophy.

This year third place went to Apsley, second to Silverlea and first place to Kirsten. We congratulate all of the houses on their participation, and the spirit in which they did so, in this competition.