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The Bulmershe Ensemble - third best choir in the country!

Date published: Thu 8 Dec 2016   Author:    Category: Academic   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

On Tuesday night the nation witnessed the battle of the best, when the remaining three choirs in Gareth Malone’s ‘The Choir – Gareth’s Best in Britain’ competed in the final.

Representing the South East, The Bulmershe Ensemble were positively ecstatic to have reached the final three.

The birthplace of the Ensemble is The Bulmershe School, a secondary school in Woodley. Staff and students alike have avidly followed the ‘journey’ of the students for the last three weeks.

To prepare for the final the Ensemble were given just 10 days to prepare two songs, one chosen by Gareth Malone, Imagine Dragons ‘It’s time’ and ‘You’re Beautiful’ by James Blunt, chosen by rival choir Semitoned.

Set in the splendid surroundings of Central Hall, Westminster, with an audience of around two thousand, the Ensemble gave a touching, emotional performance in the final, which moved the judges. Putting together imaginative arrangements and sophisticated choreography, the youngest choir in the whole competition exuded confidence and maturity. However they were pipped to the post by two extraordinarily talented choirs, EAGA, a gospel choir who came second, and Semi-toned, an acapella group who won the title.

Sarah Sharp, Assistant Headteacher and lead of the choir said ‘The show was an amazing experience for everyone involved. They had the opportunity to work with the best coaches in the music industry and to perform in some of the best venues in the country. They have learnt so much from the programme and most importantly, had a lot of fun!’

Emma Reynolds, Headteacher, added ‘We are very, very proud of all the students involved in this programme, and everybody in the community, parents, staff and students have supported them all the way’.



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