WGHS First Annual Interhouse Singing Competition

This year, a new tradition of the Interhouse Singing Competition was introduced by Rachel Suttle. This involved all 8 houses singing both a full house item and an ensemble item. The competition took place on Friday 8th August and the theme was “Women” and/or “The Lion”. This theme was chosen in honour of Women’s Day on the 9th August and World Lion’s Day on 10th August.

Each house practised for a minimum of 5 hours spread out in the first 2 weeks of term. All of our girls worked extremely hard, which certainly paid off in the end! The guest adjudicators were Suretha van Bergen (our renowned choir, vocal ensemble and voice teacher) and Keenan Olifant (a talented musician and director of both Wynberg Major Productions,  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and  Thoroughly Modern Millie at Boys’ High and Girls’ High respectively ).

The program was opened by the School Council and closed by The Teachers, which added an extra sense of pride to a spectacular event! Prizes were awarded for the best Choir, the best Ensemble and for the best overall house.

The Best Choir
1. Kirsten
2. Copenhagen
3. Waterloo

The Best Ensemble
1. Cavannagh
2. Waterloo
3. Constantia

The Best Overall House
1. Kirsten
2. Cavannagh
3. Waterloo

The Programme

1 Opening Number: School Council
Roar (Katy Perry) Arranger: Rachel Suttle
2 Welcome and Introduction
3 Apsley
Song Medley: Kimba/ Double Dutch (Raymond Simone)/Fancy (Iggy Azalea)
You are Beautiful (Blackbyrd)
Arrangers: Delia Rutherfoord-Jones, Kaylin Jacobs, Jenna Roll, Diane Munroe
Head of House: Delia Rutherfoord-Jones
4 Wellesley
In The Jungle (The Lion King)
Brave (Sara Bareilles)
Arrangers: Misqah Parker, Robyn Burrows
Head of House: Misqah Parker
5 Silverlea
Lion King Medley (The Lion King)
It’s On Again (Alicia Keys)
Arrangers: Lauren Goliath, Amira Ramklass, Layla Omar
Head of House: Lauren Goliath
6 Cavannagh
Salute (Little Mix)
 Girl Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Arrangers: Cailin Rice, Lara Bredevelt
Head of House: Cailin Rice
7 Constantia
 I Am Woman (Jordin Sparks)
Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
Arrangers: Storm Homan, Rachel Suttle, Shana-Joy Jansen
Head of House: Storm Homan
8 Waterloo
Survivor (Destiny’s Child)
Weeping (Josh Groban)
Arrangers: Hlumelo Marepula
Head of House: Hlumelo Marepula
9 Copenhagen
Song Medley: Shadows (Evoid)/Spirit of a Great Heart (Johnny Clegg)
Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
Arrangers: Leandre Kleynhans, Georgia Bailey, Caitlin Cairns
Head of House: Leandre Kleynhans
10 Kirsten
Wings (Little Mix)
 I Feel Pretty/ Unpretty (Glee)
Arrangers: Elsa Nel, Courtney Dykes, Savannah Jacobs, Queen Stuurman
Acting Head of House: Courtney Dykes
11 Teacher’s Ensemble
Lean on Me (Bill Withers)
Arranger: Ms Opperman
12 Awards and Critique from Adjudicators
Thanks