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Cornwall Music Festival - results

By WBMiles  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

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Almost 1,000 people took part in a major music and spoken word festival in Truro.

The 104th Cornwall Music Festival attracted participants from schools and singing groups across the county.

Hundreds of people involved in the festival packed Truro Methodist Church on SaturdayMar15 night for a gala concert.

Carolyn Buley - general secretary of Cornwall Music Festival, said: “Each year the standard of performance at this festival is high and this year did not disappoint the committee, the adjudicators or the audiences for the various sessions.”

During the interval on Saturday Jane Fletcher, festival chairman, presented a host of special awards and thanked all of the sponsors, music teachers, accompanists, schools and more than 90 volunteers who enable the event to run smoothly.

Fred Bareham, 12, enjoyed a successful week at the festival. His prowess on the clarinet won him the festival’s Ylow Gwryans’ Cup and the Grade 7 woodwind competition. With his sister Kitty he also won the instrumental duet competition.

Special Awards:

The Jose Cup (best overall choir performance) – Truro Methodist Church Choir

The Everet Heath Cup (best adult choir performance) – Truro Methodist Church Choir

The Garstin Cup (best string performance) - Naomi Needham, Falmouth.

The Ruth Brown Cup (best junior school choir) – Warbstow County Primary School

The Cornish Cup (vocal championship sing off – adjudicator’s decision) – Paul Nesbitt, Falmouth

The Lightbown Cup (best instrumental ensemble band or orchestra (not duet) –

Truro School Percussion Ensemble and Truro School Saxophone Ensemble

The Pengelly Shield (best solo brass performance) – Edward Myers, Perranarworthal

The Pollard Shield (best handbell ringing) – Pilliton & St Mellion Handbell Ringers

The Dynsak Porth Ya Cup (best in group verse speaking (excluding duologue) Truro High Prep. School

The CCMF Award (best individual verse speaker) – Oliver Ellwell-Deighton, Falmouth

The Edgar Kessell Gold Award (champion choir/sing off) – Four Lanes Male Voice Choir

The West Country Music Trophy (best woodwind performance) – Jacob Perry, Lower Drift

The Sidney Bowden Memorial Trophy (best in young singers 16-21 years) – Phoebe Hutchinson, St Ives

The Festival Shield (best young singer under 16 years) – Daisy Dewey, Newquay

The Nalder Trophy (best adult vocal solo over 18) – Christina Allerton, Housel Bay

The Rosemary Hereford Shield (best piano solo performance) – Matthew Secombe, St Agnes

The Jean Yeandel Shield (best composition) – Peter Holmes, Point

The Wilcox Cornish Shield (instrumental championship) – Jacob Perry, Lower Drfit

The Woolcock 2000 Shield (best recorder solo performance) – Isabel Hopton, Kehelland

The John J Matthews Cup (Cur Mebyon) (best youth or senior school choir) – Helston School Senior Choir

The Ron Barrett Trophy (most promising performance in guitar classes) – Charles Secombe, St Agnes

The Bessie Bray Shield (best duet or duologue: young people) – Rebecca & Hannah Kerkin, St Newlyn East Band

The Moyle Trophy (best band or orchestra) – St Keverne Youth Band

The Caroline Wilkins Memorial Shield (most inspiring conductor) – Ryan Hill, Bishop Cornish CE Primary School, Saltash

The Dr Edward Weymouth Silver Cup (outstanding musician of the week at the adjudicators’ discretion) – Abi Piercy, Truro School.

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