County High students collect double gold medal at World Choir Games

PUBLISHED: 11:53 16 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:53 16 July 2014

Saffron Walden County High students Callum, Charlie and Flora at the World Choir Games.

Saffron Walden County High students Callum, Charlie and Flora at the World Choir Games.

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Three Saffron Walden County High students were part of a youth choir which collected two gold medals at the World Choir Games in Latvia.

Callum, Charlie and Flora travelled to Riga with Cantate, an open access inclusive youth choir from Bishop’s Stortford, where they were met by more than 460 choirs from around the world all competing for top spot.

Cantate entered two categories in the higher tier ‘Champions competition’, Mixed Youth Choir and Musica Sacra, and won Gold Medals in both.

The group is the only British choir to come back with gold medals from this biennial event involving the best choirs from around the world.

It is also the highest ranking youth choir in Europe in the Mixed Youth choir category.

Chris Forster, chairman of Cantate, said: “Two gold medals stand testament to the hard work of the students, staff and volunteers.

“I’m incredibly proud of them all. The welcome from family and friends at the airport was amazing.

“They have been a great support in the lead up to these Games.”

Some ex-members of Cantate came to support their choir in Riga as well as most of the parents.

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