Ormiston State School choir victorious in two Eisteddfods

Mrs Elizabeth Patterson,  Isis Ang, Noah Margetts, Lara Kruck and Ella Coop.
Mrs Elizabeth Patterson, Isis Ang, Noah Margetts, Lara Kruck and Ella Coop.

ORMISTON State School’s senior choir has continued their winning streak after taking home two Champion Primary Choir trophies in six days.

The choir won the action section, the folk song section, the sacred Section and scored the champion choir trophy in the Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod on July 26 at Iona College.

On August 1, they continued to dominate at the Redlands Eisteddfod, winning the senior primary choral auditioned section held at Cleveland Baptist Church.

Adjudicator Madonna Forster commented on the beautiful vocal tone, excellent dynamic variety and how the choir engaged the audience.

Conductor Elizabeth Patterson said she was thrilled with how the choir performed and how professional the students were on and off the stage.

"I was incredibly proud of my students,” she said.

“I encourage them to sing with joy and from the heart."

Ms Patterson said the secret to the choir, made up of 57 year 5 and 6 students, was a positive attitude and practise.

“Team work makes my choir very special...we rehearse once a week before school,” she said.

“Wynnum was our second year entering and winning Championship Choir and fouth year in a row winning action section.

“We have won the past few years (at the Redlands Eisteddfod) but couldn't compete last year as I was away for six months recovering from a very bad accident whilst walking my German Shepherd.”

Ms Patterson said despite feeling disappointed the students could not compete last year, she was pleased they could come back victorious.