The Final of the annual Singing Competition took place on Thursday 24 April in the Music Auditorium.
A huge number of entrants had sung in the heats and to have reached the final was a great achievement, such was the high standard of performance from all entrants. The adjudicator, Emma Morwood, is a young professional singer, and she offered encouragement and advice to all the competitors. She had a real understanding of how young voices develop over the teenage years.
Santi Trainor-Moss (S2) retained the the boys S1–S3 competition, with excellent renditions of Silent Worship by Handel and Caresse Sur L'Ocean by Coulais.
James Newbery (S6) was the only contestant in his class to reach the final and gave warm, thoughtful performances of Quilter's Oh Mistress Mine and Porter's So in Love to win the Moonie Memorial Singing Prize.
The Alice Robertson Prize for S1-S3 girls was won by Ali Croal (S2), who completed a 'double' having won the S1-S2 Young Musician trophy earlier in the week.
The highlight of the evening was the fiercely fought contest for S4–S6 girls. This was a most exciting competition and any one of the five contestants would have been a worthy winner. In the end, the first prize was given to Lucy Anderson (S5), whose performance was truly stunning.