This week, Globeducate staged one of the highlights on its annual school calendar: the highly-anticipated Globeducate International Music Festival. Nine of the group’s schools took part in the interactive competition, held online this year, which aims to crown the group’s best musical ensembles, be it a choir or an orchestra. Nine other schools played the no-less-important roles of voting schools, among them Nobel Algarve. The final voting ceremony took place on Thursday, 18 March. A selection of Year 9 students – Victor Carmine de Oliveira, Yara Pinto, Jasmine Domingos Sahitit, Yuanting Wang and Alfred David Stevens – formed a panel of judges representing Nobel Algarve, who judged and scored their favourites. Nobel Algarve gave their maximum points to Agora International School Barcelona. When all points were tallied, the overall winner was Agora Portals International School, whose Symphony Orchestra of 21 students performed a fabulous rendition of the score to the blockbuster movie La La Land, by composer Justin Hurwitz, conducted by Ricardo Duato. Rafael Barea, Headmaster Agora Portals, said: “Music expresses what cannot be said and what it is impossible to remain silent about. Therefore, in times of pandemic, the Globeducate International Music Festival 2021 expressed more than ever the common feeling of our schools. Long live music!”. Our congratulations to Agora Portals!