Top prize for stunning choir

The choir pupils are delighted with their top award
The choir pupils are delighted with their top award

St Paul’s RC Primary School has walked away with the top trophy at this year’s Fife Music Festival.

Pupils from P5-7, who make up the school’s choir, won the platinum award on Monday where they showcased their singing talents.

The school choir received very high praise from the judges.

They commented that the children gave “a tremendous performance” and were “an outstanding choir, full of character and contrast”.

The pupils joined other schools and individuals from right across Fife who also picked up awards at the annual music festival for their singing talents.

This year marks the second time that the choir has taken part in the festival but the first time that it has entered competitively.

The school also had two ukulele groups in the non competitive category and both performed extremely well 
and were given very positive feedback from the adjudicator.

The whole school is proud of the pupils for collecting the top honour at their first competition.

Leona Tindal, teacher, said: “ The children were absolutely fabulous on the 

“They received such great feedback on their adjudication sheet, which was just fantastic.

“The pupils practice in their own time after school every Tuesday along with three teachers who help them out.

“And it seems that all that rehearsing has paid off!”

The choir sang the songs ‘Listen To My Song’ and ‘Glo-Glo-Glorious’.

“The first was a test piece that all those entering the competition had to sing,” Leona continued.

“The second was chosen for the choir as it was a complete contrast to the other tune and it helped show off the children’s varied vocal range quite well.

“They did such a fantastic job on the day and also, more importantly, they all had such great fun taking part,” she added.

First founded in 1981, the Fife Festival of Music aims to help support and develop music making in the community.

The Fife Festival of Music exists to encourage musicians of all ages, in every kind of choral and instrumental activity, to perform in public.

Events are scheduled throughout the year, January/February, May and November and consist of competitive, non-competitive and workshop elements.

The festival is open to children from primary school age right up to those getting ready to move on from secondary school.

Spread over two weeks in different venues across Fife, including Kirkcaldy, St Andrews and Dunfermline, the festival showcases the best of musical talents throughout the Kingdom.

A wide range of music is covered at the festival featuring songs from choirs, solo artists, guitar, woodwind and brass instruments.