The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa Choir Hits the Top Note

14 August 2012

 A dozen Aga Khan Academy, Momabsa students participated in the recent Kenya Music Festival which took place in Meru.

 

The Aga Khan Academy Small Choir has taken first place at the Kenya Music Festival in Meru.  The group of 12 students conducted by Choral Director and Vocal Tutor, Mr Philip Agutu and accompanied by Mr Tony Ryan, Head of Expressive Arts, was a popular winner in the fierce competition among the 14 groups from throughout Kenya in this class. The Academy Choir is now the proud holder of the Nation Media Group Trophy.

Several solo singers from the Academy also gained first placings and, in the Operatic Aria section, Academy singers took first, second and third places; a clean sweep.  In total, this elite group of singers took away 4 firsts, 5 seconds and 1 third place from the thirteen classes they entered.  Year 6 singer Sameer Shah won all three of the solo classes he entered – a record for the Festival; clearly a star in the making.

Pictured with the impressive Nation Media Group Trophy for Best Small Choir are the singers from the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.

The National Festival is one of the largest cultural events in the world with around 100,000 participants.  It is the culmination of competitions held at the Divisional, District and Provincial level.  So it is a great honour and achievement for the school to be counted among the best in Kenya at such a prestigious event.

Congratulations to the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa and its fine singers and tutors.