Making Music in Nakuru | Aga Khan Academies

Making Music in Nakuru

02 September 2013

Academy students won four top-three placings including two firsts at the recent 2013 Kenya Music Festival held in Nakuru.  It is testament to the fine work of our vocal tutor, Mr Philip Agutu and the talent of the students at the Academy, that in such a large and competitive arena our students scooped these prestigious prizes. 

In a competition that is attended by up to 100,000 participants drawn from all levels of Kenyan educational institutions students use many different avenues of self-expression in celebrating Kenyan cultural heritage to produce an extravaganza of music, dance and elocution, singly or in combination.

Individual results for Academy students included: First place: Xenia Karungu, in the Operatic or Oratorio section, singing Angels Ever Bright and Fair, from Theodora by Handel. Xenia was joined by Mary Favour and Pauline Adhiambo to take first place in the Trio section, when they sang All I Have to Do is Dream.  Second places were gained by Esther Sifa in the Solo set piece for under 10 years, performing Where are You Going to My Pretty Maid and Xenia Karungu and Mary Favour once again triumphed, taking second place in the Own Choice Duet singing Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s ever-popular Pie Jesu.

We congratulate all those who took part, and especially those who gained these top placings.