A powerful chorus of young voices filled the sitting room at Abbey House nursing home this week, as school students sang to a room packed with residents.
Mittagong Public School’s award-winning senior choir shared their music with residents at Abbey House as part of their three-part tour around the Southern Highlands.
The students travelled between AnthemCare, Harbison Burradoo, and Abbey House on Thursday, November 2.
Having recently been awarded the ‘Champions of Eisteddfod’ at the 2017 Goulburn Eisteddfod in September, the choir chose to spend their $200 prize money on a bus journey (subsidised by Berrima Buslines) between the three different nursing homes to share their songs.
The choir spent eight months training their vocals with their conductor Mr Christodoulopoulos and teachers Mrs Bahls and Mrs Bull in the lead up to the Eisteddfod.
Mr Christodoulopoulos said the students far exceeded expectations at the competition and were rewarded for “months of hard work, discipline, patience and dedication”.
“Our vocalists entered in two sections, placing first in both sections to become champions,” he said.
“Even though the senior choir entered the Eisteddfod simply to experience the caliber of the other contestants, they managed to blow the adjudicators away with their enthusiasm, discipline and vocals.”
“We are so delighted with the whole experience.”
Abbey House resident Anne Perry said she thoroughly enjoyed being serenaded by the students.
“They were so enthusiastic,” she said. “The singing was just lovely.”