University Chamber Choir takes first place at international competition

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Nottingham Trent University’s Chamber Choir has fought off competition to take home a first place trophy from the prestigious North Wales International Choral Festival.

The choir competed against nine other groups in the mixed choirs category improving on their second place position from last year.

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They performed three contrasting and exciting pieces in front of a panel of experienced choral adjudicators; My Soul There is a Country, Words and The Battle of Jericho.

It was an especially impressive success for the choir – which is made up of university students, staff and alumni – which had only three weeks to rehearse before the competition.

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Matthew Hopkins, Director of Music at Nottingham Trent University, said “I am thrilled with the achievement – the choir gave a fantastic performance and the hard work over the past few weeks really paid off.”

A free Lunchtime Concert showcasing their winning pieces will take place on Wednesday 16 November at the Old Chemistry Theatre, City site at 1pm, and will feature solo performances by students from the choir.

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