On Saturday 2nd July 35 members of Spinnaker Chorus travelled to the beautiful St.Andrews Church in Bournemouth to compete in our first competition since 2019. Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival reopened it’s doors to Choral classes this year following the withdrawal of restrictions caused by the pandemic. The festival was well attended and we had a full day of singing competing in five classes.
We were delighted to win two of these, firstly, Single Voice Choir singing the beautiful ballad Come in From The Rain followed by the Bruce Springsteen classic Dancing in The Dark for which we received the Spinnaker Chorus Cup (donated by us to the festival). Secondly, winning the Sacred Song Class singing You Raise Me Up and our signature tune Something Inside So Strong receiving the David Marris Trophy. We also received 2nd place in the Barbershop Chorus Class and 3rd place in both the A Cappella and Music From The Shows classes.
It was a delightful day meeting old and new friends from the other marvellous choirs. We thoroughly enjoyed performing for the supportive audience and are extremely grateful to the BMCF organisers who have shown such determination to ensure the festival continues, enabling choirs, dancers, singers and musicians to showcase their art. Long May it continue.