Festival Results 2010

Published February 10, 2014 by Webmaster in Festival Results

MUSIC FESTIVAL WINNERS

The 97th Taunton & Somerset Music & Drama Festival began the week’s musical activities with a stunning day and a half of piano classes. The performers (8 – 18 years old) played a huge variety of solos, duets (and even a trio), as well as performing in recital, sight reading and Jazz classes. The excellent adjudicator, Graeme Humphrey, on his third visit to the Festival, complimented the piano teachers on the high standards attained by their pupils. Tuesday’s Wind Day began in style with accomplished playing from the Taunton Children’s Orchestra and Castle School’s Steel Band, Swingin’ Strings and First Orchestra. Parkfield Primary School gained clusters of cups for solo and ensemble playing in the Recorder classes and there were plenty of lively solos in the woodwind and brass classes from a wide range of instruments. Colin Bradbury was the distinguished adjudicator. String classes on Thursday included a harpist for the first time, an increasing number of guitarists, and some exceptionally fine performances from violin, viola, ‘cello and double bass players. Groups and ensembles are always a delight, with all ages involved – this is ‘team work’ of a high order – and the Family Music Making class, with three families taking part, brought smiles to all faces. Kathryn Hardman adjudicated throughout a long day with encouraging, constructive remarks, laced with plenty of humour.

Hundreds of young singers made for a thrilling Junior Vocal Day. Neil and Penny Jenkins, and Robert Latham were wonderful adjudicators, listening to solos and duets, songs from musical theatre, folksong, Art song and Oratorio, giving an impromptu ‘workshop’ where time allowed, and always giving inspirational help and encouragement. At one stage, the Queen’s College Hall was teeming with four Primary School choirs, alongside the newly formed Taunton Academy Singers, Castle School’s and Bridgwater College’s large groups of singers. The atmosphere was terrific as they all listened and appreciated each other’s performances. Neil and Penny Jenkins also adjudicated the Senior Vocal day on the last day of the Festival, and, again, their workshops – formal and informal – were fascinating as they encouraged and coaxed the singers into a greater understanding of singing technique and the interpretation of their chosen pieces.

Six nationally, and internationally, experienced adjudicators dealing with hundreds of young people from dozens of different schools made for another memorable Festival week.

Piano Classes
Solo – Beginners – 8 years and under – Alexander Hamilton- Meikle – Medal Award
Solo – Beginners – 9 years and over – Samantha Gailey – Medal Award
Solo – 8 years and under – Charlotte Clissold- Medal Award
Solo – 10 years and under – Jack Tomlinson and Helena Clarke (joint) – Medal Award
Solo – 13 years and under – Charlotte Smith – Blackdown Cup
Solo – 14 years and under – Christopher Hedges – Kingsfield Cup
Solo – 16 years and under – Christopher Hedges – Portman Cup
Solo – 18 years and under – Asako Onishi – W L Reed Cup
Solo – Open – Asako Onishi – Tim Harrison Trophy
Solo – Jazz – 10 years and under – Ross Conquer – Medal Award
Solo – Jazz – 14 years and under – Rosalie Sanders – Medal Award
Solo – Jazz – 18 years and under – Alex Everett – Medal Award
Duet – 10 years and under – Dan Hughes and Jess Hughes – Paul Billing Cup
Duet – 14 years and under – Josh Coglan and Christopher Hedges – Alison Gibson Trophy
Trio – 10 years and under – Phoebe Clarkson, Kizzy Price and Emily Yap – Medal Award
Sight-Reading – 13 years and under – Christopher Hedges – Medal Award
Sight-Reading – 18 years and under – Asako Onishi- David Horwood Cup
Music Composition – 11 years and under – Isabel Burger – Medal Award
Any piece by J S Bach – 13 years and under – Charlotte Hamilton-Meikle – Bach Shield
Any piece by J S Bach – 18 years and under – Weng Soon Tee – Bach Cup
Chapman Cup for most promising pianist – Jack Tomlinson

Wind classes
Woodwind solo – Beginners – William Cashmore – Evelyn Smith Cup
Woodwind solo – 10 years and under Amy Lloyd-Jones – Rickards Trophy
Woodwind solo – 12 years and under – Charlotte-Anne Smith – Intermediate Cup
Woodwind solo – 14 years and under – Harry Sharland – Lentells Trophy
Woodwind solo – 16 years and under – Mollie Stallard – Trevett Cup
Brass solo – 10 years and under – Gregory Steward – Evelyn Smith Memorial Trophy
Brass solo – 14 years and under – Maddie Beckhelling – Lentells Trophy
Brass solo – 16 years and under – Tom Francombe – Ravenor/Lawton Trophy
Descant Recorder solo – 8 years and under – Charlotte Turner – Junior Solo Recorder Cup
Descant Recorder solo – 10 years and under – Ellie Taylor – Weirfield Cup
Treble Recorder solo – 10 years and under – Iona Perry – Junior Solo Treble Recorder Trophy
Recorder duet – 9 years and under – Megan Butler and Abigail Thomson – Junior Duet Recorder Trophy
Ensemble – 9 years and under – Parkfield Primary School Intermediate Recorders – Parkfield Cup
Ensemble – 10 years and under – Parkfield Primary School Recorder Ensemble – Junior Recorder Trophy
Junior Orchestra/Band – 13 years and under – Taunton Children’s Orchestra – Talbot Cup
Folk/Steel/Samba Band – Open – The Castle School Steel Band – Medal Awards
Senior Orchestra/ Band – 16 years and under – Castle School Swingin’ Strings – Medal Awards

String Classes
Solo – Beginners – Michael Barney – Primary Trophy
Solo – 8 years and under – Daniel Lloyd-Jones – Elementary Trophy
Solo – 10 years and under – Eve Davies – Transitional Trophy
Solo – 13 years and under – Hera Bradley – Keynes Wyatt Trophy
Solo – 14 years and under – Natalie Too – Cavey Cup
Solo – 16 years and under – Naomi Chidgey – Nesta Franklyn Trophy
Solo – 18 years and under – Antonia Street – Hamilton Lawrence Cup
Solo – Open – Daisy Newberry – Trewin Cup
Solo – 18th Century Composer – 14 years and under – Emily Adams – Medal Award
Solo – 18th Century Composer – 18 years and under – Jenny Key – Horwood Trophy
Solo – 19th Century Composer – Open – Dee Cowan – Hugh Jones Trophy
Solo – 20th/21st Century Composer – Emily Adams – Thompson Trophy
Acoustic Guitar solo – 10 years and under – Ollie Clements – Junior Guitar Trophy
Acoustic Guitar solo – 14 years and under – Darren Hodge – Classical Guitar Trophy
Chamber Music – 11 years and under – Hollie /Eccles and Ruth Hancock – Elementary Music Cup
Chamber Music – 16 years and under – The Castle School Flute Group – Intermediate Chamber Music Trophy
Chamber Music – Open – Tabitha Peeler, Bethany Gouge, Max Newberry, Edi Humphries and Julian White – Trewin Trophy
Instrumental Chamber Ensemble – 14 years and under – Taunton Suzuki Andantino Group – Haydn Lewis Junior Trophy
Instrumental Chamber Ensemble – 19 years and under – Taunton School Brass Ensemble – Haydn Lewis Memorial Trophy

Junior Vocal Classes
Solo Boy or Girl – 10 years and under – Ross Conquer – Staplegrove Cup
Solo Boy or Girl – 12 years and under – Harry Acton – John Playll Cup
Solo Boy or Girl – 14 years and under – Alex Trepass – Gillian Greig Trophy
Solo Girl – 16 years and under – Gabrielle Yuen and Hannah Deasy (joint) – Diana Rees Singing Trophy
Solo Girl – 18 years and under – Charlotte Pangraz – Linda Marshall Cole Trophy
Solo Boy – unbroken voice – Freddie Cooney – Ewing Cup
Solo Counter-tenor, bass or baritone – 18 years and under – Lewis Millard – Kingston St Mary Trophy
Folk Song Solo – 12 years and under – Tesni Collins – Mary Anning Cup
Folk Song Solo – 14 years and under – Madeline Kirby – Forester Bennett Cup
Folk Song Solo – 18 years and under – Charlotte Pangraz – Anne Cleves Cup
British Art Song Solo – 16 years and under – Oliver Kelham – Rosa Ewing Trophy
British Art Song Solo – 18 years and under – Charlotte Pangraz – Medal Award
Solo 1600-1800 – 16 years and under – Oliver Kelham – Culverwell Cup
Solo 1600-1800 – 18 years and under – Johanna Harrison – Cleves Shield
Oratorio or similar Sacred Solo – 18 years and under – Sophie Gallagher and Gabrielle Yuen – Fountains Trophy
Solo Song from a Musical before 1950 – 14 years and under – Madeline Kirby – Medal Award
Solo Song from a Musical after 1950 – 14 years and under – Mindy Beaumont – Medal Award
Solo Song from a Musical before 1950 – 16 years and under – Sophie Gallagher – Medal Award
Solo Song from a Musical after 1950 – 16 years and under – Huw Davies – Gambier Trophy
Solo Song from a Musical before 1950 – 18 years and under – Georgia Francis – Medal Award
Solo Song from a Musical after 1950 – 18 years and under – Emily Cross – Penelope Davies Cup
Duet – 14 years and under – Madeline Kirby and Hannah O’Toole Thrower – Medal Award
Duet – 16 years and under – Mary Hannah and Sophie Edwards – Rougier Cup
Duet – 18 years and under – Sophie Gallagher and Johanna Harrison – Colbeck Cup
Junior Choirs – 11 years and under – Wellington Junior School Singing Squad – Priscilla Hodgson Shield
Senior Choirs – 11 – 16 years – The Castle School SATB Choir – John Cole Cup
Senior Choirs – 11 – 18 years -Bridgwater College Choir – Bishop Fox Cup
Barbershop – 11 – 18 years – Bridgwater College Show Choir – Hamilton Gault Shield

Senior Vocal Classes
Solo Song – Veronica Lee – Kenneth Ellis Cup
British Art Song – Chris Key
Light Opera – Sarah-Jane Cross – Eva Callebaut Trophy
Song from a Musical composed after 1950 – Katy Baker
French Melodie – Allison Bolster
Oratorio, Cantata or similar sacred solo – Veronica Lee – Bach Cup
Opera Solo – Allison Bolster – Somerset Motors Cup
Mixed Voice Choir – The Pilgrim Singers

DRAMA REPORT
Again this year the drama section of the Festival, which ran from 15 – 19 November at the Temple Methodist Church, Taunton was a great success and goes from strength to strength. Over 500 children took part in classes ranging from spoken verse, due acting, choral verse, Shakespeare and Bible Reading. The adjudicators, John Carrington MA and Michael Stone LLAM expressed their delight at the high standard of work and praised the teachers for their dedication in helping to keep the ‘arts’ alive and to making the drama side of the Festival so very interesting.’
Darren Riggs
Drama Secretary

DRAMA FESTIVAL WINNERS

Verse Speaking
6 years and under – Annabel Jeanes – Audrey Leyland Cup
7 years and under – Henry O’Sullivan – Percy Olds Memorial Trophy
8 years and under – James Alexander – Sedgemoor Trophy
9 years and under – Christopher Adams – George Gillen Award
10 years and under – Alexandra Smalley – Edgehill Cup
11 years and under – Gregory Mayled – Audrey Leyland Shield
12 years and under – Rebecca Wilde – Margaret Way Cup
13 years and under – Abigail McHardy – Medal Award

Duo Verse Speaking
10 years and under – Thea Phillips and Imogen Billington – Gulliford Cup
12 years and under – Duncan Dibb-Holland and Jonathon Wilson – Hilda Chapman Cup

Prepared Reading
8 years and under – Millie Aish – The Mount Award
9 years and under – Eleri Brown – David Stroud Cup
10 years and under – Millie Tyler – Alexander Jay Award
11 years and under – Katie Dawkins – Book Token Award
12 years and under – Lucia Blackmore – Book Token Award
14 years and under – Fredric Cooney – Book Token Award

Spoken Prose
14 years and under – Alex Trepass – Medal Award

Group Speaking
10 years and under – Taunton Prep School (Red Riding Hood) – St Christopher’s Award

Bible Reading
Open – David Chase – St James Cup

Solo Acting
12 years and under – Glyn Hornsby – Lizzie Pincock Award
14 years and under – Heidi Parsons – Medal Award
16 years and under Shakespeare – Charlotte Newman- Medal Award
Shakespeare Open – Alistair Kirby – Medal Award

Duo Acting
10 years and under – Eleanor Dickin and Phoebe Clarkson – Quantock Cup
12 years and under – Amy Todd and Morgan Tottle – Medal Award
14 years and under – Ed Tucker and Alex Raikes – Audrey Leyland Award
16 years and under – Amber Golding and Hannah Aarons – Medal Award

Group Acting
10 years and under – King’s Hall School (The Lemon Sisters)- Medal Award
12 years and under – Sunninghill Prep School (Five Star) – Riggs Award
14 years and under – Taunton Prep School (Festival Blues) – The Group Award
16 years and under – Bishop Fox School (Foxy) – R J Chislett Award

The prestigious Margaret Way Memorial Cup – Adjudicator’s Award, was won by TAUNTON PREP SCHOOL (Festival Blues – Stella Pyne, Laurie Dawkins, Phoebe Brice and Lucy Badcock) and was presented at the 97th Festival Concert at the Temple Methodist Church on Sunday 28 November 2010.