Eisteddfod a huge success
THE Norville Voices primary school choir has something to sing about after a successful trip to the Maryborough Eisteddfod, where they even gave much older singers a run for their money.
Norville State School music teacher Anthonie Meerman said the students shone at the eisteddfod.
“They participated in four sections, with the first section of the day the primary school students,” he said.
The students were up against 10 competitors but came up strongly, winning the section.
“The adjudicator mentioned to the audience that he could listen all day to the Norville Voices,” he said.
The Norville Voices also participated in sacred singing and were awarded first place.
In the showcase open section the group received second place and in the choral singing were awarded first.
“When they sang in the open section and got first against the Maryborough Choral Society, who are adults, they were pretty stoked,” Mr Meerman said.
“We were really happy with the results.”
He said the long day did not dampen the students’ enthusiasm.
“We didn’t get home ’til 9pm that night but they put so much effort into it,” he said.
“They sang seven songs in four sections and it’s not often you get to compete in that many sections.”