Students from Surrey's Johnston Heights Secondary sing at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival.

Surrey high school choirs wow in Austria

Johnston Heights Secondary students attend Vienna summer festival.

Two choirs from a Surrey secondary school performed at a global competition in Austria this summer.

Johnston Heights Senior Choir came third and the school’s chamber choir fourth in the mixed category at the five-day Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival in Vienna.

The school took 90 students from Grades 9-12, with almost all participating in both the band and choir competitions.

Conducted by teacher Alan Holmes, the performances by the choirs were both judged “excellent.”

The festival attracted performers from across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.

Top spot in the mixed choir category was shared by the University of Pretoria Youth Choir from South Africa and Westlake Choralation Choir, the top school choir in New Zealand.

 

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