Date Posted... Jan 12th 2021

Inter-Year Concert Adjudication

“It’s been really lovely to see so many wonderful performances. Well done, particularly in what has been a strange year for our schools. It is good to see Truro on great form!”

A huge thank you to Alex Tester, Director of Music at St. Edwards School in Oxford, who kindly adjudicated last term’s inter-year music competition.

Truro School’s Director of Music, Martin Palmer, commented: “It was a great challenge to put together and record 24 performances from all our new Year Group Bands, Choirs and Soloists, however, our pupils and staff did a terrific job in the lead up to last half term and we are really grateful to have such a positive and expert adjudication from Alex Tester. Do listen in!”

The results were:

Solo Pieces

Special Mentions: Ella, 2nd Year and George, Lower Sixth

Winners: Talulla and Gracie, Upper Sixth

Vocal Groups

Special Mentions: Upper Sixth with In the bleak midwinter as this was the hardest piece and Lower Sixth with California Dreaming for the best-balanced piece

Winners: 2nd Year Boys with A Christmas Blessing for their performance and sensitivity.


Special Mentions: 3rd Year Band with St Thomas for the amazing improvision, the 5th Year Band with Rock Around the Clock for the sheer fun and the Lower Sixth Band with Pirates of the Caribbean for precision and accurate work.

Winners: The very accomplished Upper Sixth Band with Braziliera (soloist Romano Bezzi-Coddetta)

You can watch Alex’s full feedback on the link below.

Alex Tester, Director of Music at St. Edwards School, Oxford

To watch the pre-recorded entries again, please see below.