Music festival goes out on a high

St Robert's First School's choir, which won several trophies at the Wansbeck Music Festival
St Robert's First School's choir, which won several trophies at the Wansbeck Music Festival
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THE annual Wansbeck Music Festival went out on a high note as this year’s event concluded.

The finale of the event, which featured competitions for a wide range of instruments, was the traditional Prizewinners’ Concert in Morpeth’s St George’s United Reformed Church.

The Morpeth Town Council Bursary was presented to violinist Hannah Slater-Patterson by Deputy Mayor Mark Horton. The bursary funds attendance at the European Summer Music School.

St Robert’s First School came away with several prizes for its choir, and Chantry Middle School also triumphed, while Morpeth girl Eleanor Clark won the John Gibson Memorial Cup for Class P1 Piano Solo.

The highest award in the festival, the Elsie Tunney Memorial Cup was won by singer Rebecca Megwa.

Part one of the local results was published last month, and now the following local winners can be revealed.

They are as follows.

School Choirs. Songs, Under 9: St Robert’s RC First School; Hymn, Under 13: Chantry Middle School Choir.

Gladys Willis Memorial Cup: St Robert’s RC First School.

Ella Davidson Memorial Cup: St Robert’s RC First school.

Steel Band. Under 11: Chantry Steel Band; Under 13: Chantry Steel; Under 16: KEVI Steel.

String Classes. Solo, any stringed instrument, Under 11: Millie Robson; Under 13: Matthew Sheerin; Open: Hannah Slater-Patterson.

Vocal Classes. Solo, Girls 15 to 18 years: Rebecca Megwa; Boys 11 to 14 years: James Ferry; Boys, 15 to 18 years: Jonathan Roxburgh.

Vocal solo, British Song, Open: Rebecca Megwa; Operatic Aria, Open: Rebecca Megwa; Light Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan or Musical Show, Open: Rebecca Megwa.

Vocal duet, Under 16: Jennie Stewart and Chloe Dodds.

Piano Classes. Solo, Under 16: Ben Forster; Under 18: Ayesha Clark; Open: Ayesha Clark.

Piano duet, Under 18: Rebecca Lawson and Emily Cheung; Open: Rebecca Lawson and Emily Cheung.

Brass. Brass Band, Under 16: Northumberland Water Ellington Brass Academy.

Elsie Tunney Memorial Cup: Rebecca Megwa.

Morpeth Town Council Bursary: Hannah Slater-Patterson.