Weeks of focus and preparation culminated in this year's House Shout on Saturday 9 February. The houses battled it out in the Unison and Harmony categories judged by composer, conductor, singer and producer Ben Parry.
This year the competition was sub-divided into girls boarding, boys boarding and the day houses. Winners of the Unison were Cornwallis (boys' day house), Collingwood (boys' boarding house) and Howe (girls' boarding house). Winners of the Harmony were Raleigh (coeducational day house), St Vincent (boys' boarding house) and Hood (girls' boarding house). Talent shone through across the board and impressed our visiting judge, Ben Parry.
Ben works regularly with young musicians as Artistic Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Eton Choral Courses. He is co-director of the professional choir London Voices, and has conducted and sung on many major film soundtracks including the Hunger Games and Mission Impossible. He is also Assistant Director of Music and Bye-Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and Music Director of the Aldeburgh Voices.
William Saunders, Director of Music and organiser of the event, said "It was a tremendously fun evening showcasing the Holbrook Sound at its very best".