Student’s Big Sing experience

SING: Villa Maria College's choir Con Brio picked up a silver award at the Big Sing Finale.

Villa Maria College cultural captain Lucy Sutcliffe writes about Con Brio choir’s experience at the Big Sing Finale in August

On August 23, the 46 girls in Con Brio travelled to Auckland to compete in The Big Sing National Finale joining 24 other choirs from across the country.

For the competition we performed five songs – three were performed at the regional competition, then two new songs that we learnt in eight weeks – Kuimba and Joyful Joyful.

In the evening when we weren’t competing we had some down time.

Most of us went to the Auckland waterfront and ended up singing songs there which attracted quite a crowd.

But the standard of all the other choirs was incredibly high and it was great to watch them all and learn from their performances.

At the ceremony Con Brio was awarded a silver and the Youth Ambassadors Trophy.

This trophy is given to the choir that, in the opinion of the organisers, demonstrates outstanding engagement with all elements of The Big Sing National Finale and shows the qualities and spirit requisite of ambassadors for youth.

It was a real honour.

The trip was not only a great time to perform as a choir, but was also a great time to bond with each other.

The trip made me incredibly proud of all of all the girls, the way everyone behaved and performed made me so proud to be a part of Con Brio.