Purple Haze
(Jimi Hendrix, arr. R Vella
2009

 

This arrangement of Purple Haze was sung by The University of Newcastle Chamber Choir for the semi final of the Battle of Choirs competition produced by Channel 7, Australia in 2009.

 

The arrangement went beyond the boundaries of the approaches used for the competition. This arrangement incorporated 10 part counterpoint and split choirs. The semi final performance can be viewed here.  Performance begins at 2.18.

As can be seen on the video, the judges had a mixed reaction, however, the choir did go through to the grand final which they won.

Lady Marmalade
I can see clearly now the rain has gone