Doha College has recently launched the third edition of the annual Qatar Primary School Choir of the Year (QPSCoY), a nationwide competition for young choirs. Its inaugural competition in 2017 fired up the imagination of Qatar’s young singers and the second edition, which was held in April this year, attracted extended participation from further afield.
The launch event, which was held at Intercontinental Doha the City, was supported by singing children’s voices from four school choirs, who sang uplifting sets of songs, varying from time-defying musicals to new pieces about the environment.
QPSCoY is inviting all primary schools in Qatar to join the competition, which will once again be hosted by the esteemed choral specialist and conductor, Greg Beardsell. The 2019 competition will be held in February and will have all the attributes of a choral festival. The adjudicators will be independently chosen, and will focus on notable musicians from across Qatar.
Steph Gomaa, Head of Music at Doha College, expressed her excitement at the return of this much-loved event.
It was wonderful to see so many children singing with passion and enthusiasm at our launch event. This year we had four schools joining together to sing for our shared communities, and so many people in attendance enjoying the music.
This is the primary reason behind Doha College’s continued efforts in putting on the annual competition: bringing the community together through choral music and hopefully having fun along the way! We look forward to welcoming new and returning choirs to this year’s competition, as we are now open to entries from Qatar schools. Roll on the main event!
InterContinental Doha The City will be the venue of the main event in February next year.
Interested schools who wish to join or sponsor the competition and thus make a significant contribution to the community of Qatar, can check on this link: dohacollege.com/primary-choir for more information.