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UHNM choir hit the high notes at local musical festival (1)

The University Hospitals of North Midlands choir have been awarded honours at the Newcastle-under-Lyme Festival for Music, Speech and Drama.

The annual event, organised by volunteers, provides amateur performers the chance to take part in the event creating a performance opportunity in speech, drama, and music.

The choir scored 93% out of 100 and were complimented on their exquisite tone, wonderful diction and communication with the audience, by the festival adjudicator. Three songs were performed at the festival including, Over the Rainbow, a capella arrangement of Beati Omnes and a lively rendition of Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Sue Pantin, Musical Director for the University Hospital Choir, said: “University Hospital Choir really pulled out the stops again for this year’s Newcastle Festival.  It was a tall order to beat our previous highest score, but the singers’ confidence, musicality, sensitivity and fun shone through to earn a score of 93% and another honours certificate.  It was a fantastic performance.”

The choir are now busy practicing for their upcoming summer concert in July.