Hip Hip Horatio!!

On Thursday 19 November, Stoneygate’s Senior Choir travelled to Uppingham School for our annual singing day. Together with Witham Hall’s Choir, we sang the oratorio Hip Hip Horatio. We worked very hard on it all day with Mrs Griffiths, Head of Singing, and had lots of fun along the way.

Our concert included us singing Sailing (I was very pleased with the lovely rich tone and smooth line) and Witham Hall singing an energetic performance of Drunken Sailor. Our Hip Hip Horatio performance went down very well with the audience – which included a lovely number of Stoneygate family – and the concert finished with two pieces performed by Uppingham’s ‘Nine Point Five’ a cappella group. This was a treat for everyone!

The energy and stamina from everyone was impressive. Hip Hip Horatio is a tricky piece: full of unusual text, complex rhythms, high passages and sneaky repeats. Our singers coped extremely well and had a great attitude.

Thank you to all parents for sourcing the stripy tops. Amazingly, no one forgot!! Thank you also to those who were able to come to the concert. The home support always makes a difference.

Senior Choir must now focus on Christmas Carol Service preparation – Thursday 17 December at 2.30pm in St James the Greater Church, Leicester.





Mrs Ashwin