THE winners of our ‘Recreate a Portrait of a Famous Musician’ Competition have been chosen!

Director of Music, Neil Porter-Thaw, launched the competition last month as a bit of fun for Junior pupils, Senior students and members of staff during lockdown.

Mr Porter-Thaw said: “The competition received a huge response, particularly from students, and it is clear from this gallery of images that a lot of fun was had by many using everything they could find in their houses! These pictures will make many of you smile – from our youngest entry, little William Stockwell as baby Bach, to the wonderful Choir House Mozart family. There were little-known classical composers to the big guns, and many famous popular music artists. All the entries were very impressive which made judging very difficult.

“Eight members of the Music Department came together (virtually) to make the difficult decisions. The music teachers were not unanimous in their decisions in most categories. There will be prizes sent to both our winners and runners-up. All entries will also be made into a collage on our return to school in both our Junior and Senior Music Departments.

“Many congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated, and thank you for making so many people smile!”

The winners are:

Key Stage 2

Winner – Alastair as Young Mozart
Runner-up – Tomas as Beethoven

Key Stage 3

Joint Winners – William as Jimi Hendrix and Max as Freddie Mercury
Commended – Anna as Mozart and Jemma as Clara Schumann

King’s Ely Senior

Winner – Tom Bateman as Ed Sheeran
Runner-up – Charlotte Ellis as Fanny Mendelssohn

Staff Winner – Choir House Staff

Congratulations to everyone who got involved!

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