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Cold Spring Wins $1,000 in Radio Competition

The sixth grade chorus made it to the finals of the annual competition.

Cold Spring Elementary School is $1,000 richer, thanks to the talents of its music director and choir.

The local kids made it to the finals of the B101 Christmas Choir Competition. Though they didn't take first place, they did place third.

That earned them the third place prize of $1,000 cash.

Taking first place was Saint Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School's concert choir singing "Angels We Have Heard On High." Second place went to Haverford Middle School's "7th Heaven" singing "Carol of the Bells."

Cold Spring performed the song "Hot Chocolate," from the 2004 holiday movie, The Polar Express. Under the direction of music teacher Mike Gruver, the choir performed the song and recorded it at the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.

Chris Tully, who runs the Multimedia Technology program at MBIT, set up the recording at the school. One of his students, Connor Lepre, recorded and mixed the song.

This week's division focused on schools from kindergarten through 8th grade. Next week's competitions will feature secondary schools.

Bucks County schools competing next week include:

  • Council Rock High School North - The North Master Singers 
    "Deck The Hall"
  • Council Rock High School South - The South Vocal Ensemble 
    "Sleigh Ride"
  • Neshaminy High School - Select Choir 
    "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"
  • Quakertown Community Senior High School - Varsity Singers 
    "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

From Montgomery Countym, Hatboro-Horsham High School - Madrigal Singers will perform "Carol of the Bells."

Voting will begin on Monday around 7 a.m. on the station's website.

Nicole December 08, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Congrats!Heard you guys on radio and loved it.
Frank Dolski December 08, 2012 at 10:02 PM
That is awesome! I know that I voted and they well deserve the award! Congratulations to the choir and all who support them!

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