In good voice

The first ever GDST Song Contest was a roaring success

The musical event of the summer happened last week when the hotly contested GDST Song Contest took place. All 25 GDST schools and academies competed in the virtual singing contest, with each school submitting a piece that was then judged by music directors from across the Trust.

Each school submitted a solo or group performance of a song or musical piece, these were then edited together by GDST tech wizards and the show was streamed live during the school day, together with clips by five GDST students who ‘hosted’ the event online.

Voting then took place and the winners were announced by the CEO of the GDST, Cheryl Giovannoni, who said: “The entries have captured absolutely brilliantly the mood of what we are currently going through and they celebrate so much about the spirit of the GDST.”

Bromley High School won the ‘Most Creative Piece Award’ and Blackheath High School won ‘The People’s Choice Award’. The Chief Executive Award, chosen by Cheryl Giovannoni, went to Oxford High School’s 7th who performed an acapella piece.

It was the clear winner, she said, “as it was their own production; it had relevance, poignancy and showed real skill in the way they put the piece together.”

Well done to everyone who took part.

Full video below.