For the second year running, Long Bay College’s premiere choir, Voxette won one of three Auckland Big Sing Gala Concert Awards for their performance at the Auckland Town Hall last week. This was out of 73 choirs that performed over three consecutive days and nights. Their stage presence and performance delighted, impressed and captivated the audience gaining them a standing ovation as well as the Margery Charlton Memorial trophy for a second time in a row. The audience acknowledged the group with an enthusiastic standing ovation after the a capella group’s powerful performance of Pentatonix’s, ‘Somebody I used to know’. Dominique Stallard, a member of Voxette since 2016 says, “The thrill of winning the performance award trophy last year was amazing. To win again this year was out of this world!” Long Bay College Head of Music, Mr Hadley Ronayne says it has been fantastic watching Voxette grow in numbers and in its quality of sound and performance over the past seven years. The choir’s director Brian Lee has created one of only two completely unaccompanied school choirs in the entire Auckland region and is looking forward to further performances this year for school and community events.