Friday 27 November: We are pleased to let you know that the joint winners of the 2015 Colchester Forum Rotary Club’s Choir Competition were Dedham C.of.E Primary School, whose teacher in charge was Laura Valentine, and St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, whose choir was led by their Head teacher, Bridget Harris. Congratulations to all of the choirs that took part it was a fantastic evening of music and thoroughly enjoyed by the 300 plus supporters in the room.


Thompson Smith and Puxon is delighted to once again sponsor the Colchester Forum Rotary Club’s Choir competition for Junior Schools.

13 local primary schools entered the competition this year and competed in three heats during early November. Two choirs from each heat were chosen to take part in the final which is taking place tomorrow evening (Thursday 26 November) at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The successful choirs taking part in the final are:

Baynards Primary School, Tiptree

Bishop William Ward C.E. Primary School, Great Horkesley

Dedham C.E. Primary School

Iceni Academy, Colchester

Langenhoe Primary School, Abberton

St. Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, Colchester

This includes last year’s winners, Bishop William Ward, who will be making a bid to win the trophy (pictured) for a second time.

The running order will be drawn on the evening of the final but each choir will sing “My Grandfather’s Clock” and a song of their own choice. The adjudicators, whose job it is to decide the winning choir, are Monica Thomas, Tony Bloom and Angela Earle.

The Colchester Forum Rotary Club are pleased to welcome the Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Theresa Higgins, and her Escort, Cllr Professor Peter Higgins, MP for Colchester Will Quince, and TSP Directors Mary Anne Fedeyko and Rotarian Richard Porter.