County High students collect double gold medal at World Choir Games

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.

Archant

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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Do you recognise these photographs? Essex Police are keen to trace the owners of the memory cards

Officers in Essex are trying to unite digital storage cards with their rightful owners after a man was arrested on suspicion of theft at Stansted Airport last month.

Yesterday, 11:37
The crash scene in the High Street

A car crashed into a set of traffic lights in Saffron Walden High Street this morning (Aug 23), narrowly avoiding passersby.

Yesterday, 09:50
Paul Atkins of Saffron Sight and Mayor of Saffron Walden Cllr Sarfraz Anjum listen to Great British Bake-off chef Ian Cummings explain the recipe he gave to Support4Sight for their tea party charity drive.

The charity Support 4 Sight launched its tea party campaign on Saturday, August 13 at Jubilee Gardens in Saffron Walden, raising £300.

Mon, 16:03
An American-style diner

Youngsters from the Saffron Walden Young Carers Group are currently on the trip of a lifetime in the USA after raising the money themselves to get there.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: