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Durham University Northern Lights


What’s your group name and on what date is your group’s quarterfinal?

We are Durham University’s Northern Lights and will be performing in the Edinburgh quarter finals on the 19 th of February.

How long has your group been around? Have you competed before?

Our group started 4 years ago under the name ‘Palatinotes’. Yes, we have competed the last couple of years and last year we came 4 th in the semi-finals.

Why are you competing this year? What does your group hope to accomplish or get out of the experience?

This year, we are competing with the hope of beating our previous record, but also because competing is something our group really enjoys doing; it is a privilege to be singing alongside some of the best a cappella choirs in the country. We hope that the added pressure of competition will bring out the best of our abilities, and lead us to perform at the highest professional standard that we can.

How is your group preparing for competition?

We rehearse 3 times a week, paying particular attention to our vowel sounds and overall blend as a choir. We also plan to run a weekend boot-camp during the winter holidays in order to effectively practice our choreography.

If you were to describe your group, or the set your group is planning for competition with just three words, what would they be?

If I were to describe Northern Lights with 3 words, I would call us: Lotte’s little minions.

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