St Francis Crowns The Last Choir Standing

Pupils at St Francis sang out the end of the Spring Term in fine voice!

Having been rescheduled twice already (due to COVID & the Storm Eunice), Director of Music Mrs Francis was adamant that the Last Choir Standing was going ahead come what may. And boy, are we glad she did!

Mr Bevan from Downside School was the brilliant adjudicator, starting off proceedings by making all the adults sing and dance, so we were under no illusions that the “only way [was] up” as Yazz famously sang.

It was, however, The Beatles who were the theme of this year’s event. Well known classics such as “When I’m 64” sat along lesser-known pieces such as “Octopus’s Garden”. Year 5 form 5S ultimately claimed victory with their poignant rendition of “Let it Be”. There were not many in the audience whose attention did not turn to world events as the young voices softly sang “And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me/ “Shine until tomorrow, let it be

David Lee, Headmaster at St Francis School explained “Wow! What a way to end our Spring term and bring in the Easter holidays. I was completely blown away by The Last Choir standing, which is my first one as Head of St Francis. The pupils were fantastic, with some brilliant choreography accompanying the excellent singing. My grateful thanks to George Bevan for being the adjudicator; an unenviable task given the level of talent and passion on display.”