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.


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.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

Victorian Christmas

The Victorians put the colour into Christmas and, the turkey, cards and crackers were made possible by their other inventions. As Audley End invites us to enjoy a Victorian Christmas over the next two weekends, ANGELA SINGER looks at how we got from parlour games to iPads.

Author Lisa Bush and Marc Laverriere. Picture: Richard Barker

A racy book by a Thaxted author was launched at The Star pub in Thaxted on Sunday.

Yesterday, 17:37
Nick Alston, Essex Police & Crime Commissioner, is proposing a £5 rise in council tax.

Residents in Essex face a £5 rise in their council tax in a bid to raise an extra £1.2million for community policing in the county.

Henham parish councillor Rory Gleeson looking upbeat despite the flooding in Station Road, Elsenham, in 2014.

A flooding hotspot in Henham is set to become the first area in the county to benefit from a series of flood protection schemes launched by Essex County Council.

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories