A highlight of the summer for the Chamber Choir was a performance in July at the Whiteford Music Festival. The choir was one of the main features of a fabulous Orchestral Proms night and shared the stage with the Radio Light Orchestra and the wonderful baritone Darren Jeffrey.
This sell-out concert was witnessed by just short of 1,000 people as they picnicked in the park and enjoyed the spectacle.
The festival is staged in a magnificent arched auditorium, set within beautiful parkland and is on a scale seldom witnessed by the girls in previous concerts, so there were some nerves in the hours leading up to the performance.
However, in true St Joseph’s style, they all rose the occasion in a simply outstanding performance. So successful was the performance that the school received several messages of congratulations in the days that followed.
Afterwards Mrs Mann said “We knew it was going to be OK after the first song; I brought them off on a loud note and we could hear the amplified sound still ringing around! We all had a really great time – and what a fantastic experience for the girls.”
Well done to everyone who took part in an event that will remain in the memory for a long time to come.
For more information about the Whiteford Music Festival visit http://whitefordfestival.co.uk/performers_stjosephs.php