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Zahra triumphs at Senior Inter-House Music competition

Zahra triumphs at Senior Inter-House Music competition

A host of musicians battled it out for house bragging rights at a highly anticipated annual event.

Rydal Penrhos’ senior inter-house music competition took place on Wednesday, March 28, and saw six hopefuls perform in front of a packed crowd of staff and pupils at the school’s Memorial Hall.

The event kicked off with a stunning violin solo from Year 11 pupil Eddie Farrell, before Sean Hughes brought some soul to the Memorial Hall with his rendition of the iconic Bill Withers track Ain’t No Sunshine.

American boarder Luca Leggieri was next up with his version of the cult classic Feeling Good, with Sam Jones putting his saxophone skills to good use with his performance of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Upper Sixth Form pupil Ben Gibson wowed the audience with a violin solo that he composed himself, and the competition concluded with the sensational vocal talent of Zahra Shamsi, who was fresh off her recent X Factor audition and performed the Demi Lovato song Stone Cold.

After Director of Music Pete Williams had totalled up the overall marks from each performance, he declared Osborn’s Zahra as the winner for her sensational effort, with Sam (Payne) coming in second and Ben (Wesley) third.

Mr Williams, said: “This was another outstanding showcase of the amount of varied musical talent we have here at Rydal Penrhos, and congratulations go to everyone that took part and made the competition such a success.

“Zahra has a truly exceptional voice and was a deserving winner, but I also thought Sam’s rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody was another brilliant effort.

“Everyone attending was thoroughly engaged in each performance which further outlined the high quality on show, which was fantastic to see.”

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