National Success at the Arias!

November 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Congratulations to seven year old Charles Adams who punched above his weight to win the U10 boys’ section at the recent New Zealand Aria Competition held in Rotorua. Saint Kentigern was well represented with Amelie James- Power from the Girls’ School also winning the U10 girls, and the College also winning a swag of awards, including the U16 title for former Boys’ School student, Liam Braithwaite.

The Waiariki Institute of Technology New Zealand Aria competition is one of Australasia’s most prestigious singing competitions. The event, in its current format, has been held annually for the past 14 years and has offered life-changing opportunities to entrants and launched the careers of some fine young singers. Over the years, the competition has generated such a widespread reputation that it attracts a high calibre of entrants, judges and conductors. The impact is enhanced by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Charles sang in four categories and was awarded Highly Commended for each with his aggregate score placing him in first place in the overall U10 category. Charles, like Amelie, has singing lessons from well-known stage performer, Tim Beveridge.

Well done Charles!

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