Woodlands Primary choir are roaring success with Tonbridge Lions
by Andy Tong | 26th April 2019
SIX primary schools and more than 200 children took part in the Tonbridge Lions Club’s Junior Schools Choir Competition at the Baptist Church.
There were singers representing Hadlow, Slade, Royal Rise, Stocks Green, St Margaret Clitherow and Woodlands.
Each choir performed two songs in front of an audience of 300 parents and siblings.
While the panel of three judges – Jean Allen, Neal Charlesworth and Richard Hill – deliberated, all six choirs and the audience enjoyed a singalong of songs the children had learned for the Young Voices concert at London’s O2.
Woodlands emerged victorious, with St Margaret Clitherow coming a close second.
Lead judge Mr Hill said: “You are all winners. We hope that you will continue to enjoy singing.”
Each school received a cheque from the Lions to help its music development.
Ken Thomas of the Lions organising committee said: “Once again we were delighted to be able to give the children a chance to perform before such a large and appreciative audience.
“All choirs performed really well, and year-on-year the standard gets higher and higher.”