Somerset Song Prize – Latest News!
The regional rounds of the Somerset Song Prize have taken place, giving adjudicators and SSP representatives a real treat – and some challenging decisions. The decisions have now been made, and the following singers have been put through to the semi-finals, which will take place at Temple Methodist Church, Taunton, Somerset on 16th May: please click here to view. The semi-final will begin with a welcome and introductions at 11:30am.
Semi-final singers – please remember to bring copies of your music for the adjudicating panel!
At the end of Saturday, announcements will be made no later than 7.15pm on who has made it in to the Grand Final on 17th. Water, fruit, tea and coffee, will be available at the venue, as will rehearsal rooms. Whilst sadly we are unable to help with travel costs, accommodation will be provided for both singer and accompanist for all those appearing in the Grand Final. The church is in the centre of town, so there’s plenty of scope to explore if you wish to do so (http://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/taunton/things-to-do) or go shopping. A map of town is available for download here – the Church is on Upper High Street.
Directions to Temple Methodist Church: Taunton
BY CAR: leave M5 at Junction 25. Head for Taunton town centre along dual carriageway. After approx. 1 mile at roundabout keep in left hand lane as road veers to left. At top of East Reach just past Nuffield Gym on LHS bear left. After approx. 800m Vivary Park entrance gates on left. 150m further on is Temple Methodist Church on right. Just past here turn right and half way down The Crescent is the entrance road to a car park.
BY TRAIN: Either take a taxi or walk (about 1mile from station). From station walk into the centre of town. Just beyond the small roundabout in front of the Market House is the High Street. Walk to end and turn right in front of Vivary Park entrance gates. Temple Methodist Church is 150m along this road on the right.
The Grand Final on Sunday 17th will take place in the music room of the prestigious Castle Hotel: http://www.the-castle-hotel.com