ANGELIC voices drifted across the Orange Function Centre yesterday as primary school choirs competed for top honours in the City of Orange Eisteddfod.
Nine primary schools from Orange and Bathurst took part in the Open Stage 3 Primary School Choir yesterday.
The Central Western Daily spoke to students from Orange Anglican Grammar School shortly after their performance.
Choir director Pauline Dwyer said the students had performed well during their time on stage.
“We work towards them being the best they can be,” she said.
Ms Dwyer said the students from years 5 and 6 took choir lessons each week as well as singing during school assemblies, concerts and in the school’s chapel.
“They work hard, they’re very good and very positive, we have a lot of fun during choir,” Ms Dwyer said.
The dedicated school choir also took out first place in the Open Primary School Stages 2 and 3 Welsh Choral School Choir yesterday.
Orange Anglican Grammar School student leader Georgia Poole said she enjoyed singing in Welsh for the performance.
“You talk your way through the words then you start singing it,” she said.
“We’ve been practising heaps, it really helped because we knew the words and knew we could get up there and do it well.”
Year 5 student Tom Stinson said he didn’t get nervous before a performance on stage.
“I guess I’m just used to it, I do a lot of other performing,” he said.
The City of Orange Eisteddfod will wrap up this Saturday following a month of performances.