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Hornchurch students over the moon after singing success

11:41 24 March 2014

Malik Pitta and Daniel Turner with their medals

Malik Pitta and Daniel Turner with their medals

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Two school singing sensations have taken home medals after participating in an east London music festival.

Malik Pitta and Daniel Turner, Year 11 pupils of Sanders Draper school in Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, were encouraged to enter the Stratford and east London Music Festival last month by their vocal coach, Nicole Randall.

The advice turned out to be sound as Malik came out on top in the jazz style category and won the Hummingbird Trophy for his performance of the Frank Sinatra classic Fly Me to the Moon.

Daniel won silver in his category singing show tune Empty Chairs and Empty Tables from Les Miserables.

Malik said: “This has really boosted my confidence and I have now entered another singing competition.

“The examiner, a professional vocalist and pianist, was so helpful. His comments were invaluable as the feedback was excellent and really inspiring.”

Daniel added: “It was very challenging but so helpful as the examiner gave me such good advice.”

The assistant head of the school, Julie Steel, said everyone was delighted with the duo’s success.

“They are dedicated performing arts students and this is a great endorsement of their hard work and commitment. Both wish to pursue performing arts at further education and I wish them every continued success,” she said.

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