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Burnley Festival of Speech, Music and Stage Dance

TALENTED musicians of all ages descended on Burnley for the town's annual music festival.

The Burnley Festival of Speech, Music and Stage Dance was held over two weekends at the Thomas Whitham Sixth Form building in Barden Lane.

General secretary Mr Peter Jelley said: "This was our first year in the new campus and it was absolutely superb. We had four performance areas, each like a mini theatre, and the quality of the performers was terrific. One of the adjudicators commented it was the best choral singing she'd ever heard.

The results were:

Instrumental: Up to 11 – 1, Sam Cotton; 2, Morgan Angland; 3, Molly Worden. Up to 13 – 1, Madeleine Baker. Up to 15 – 1, Madeleine Baker; 2, Joel Baker; Up to 18 – 1, Joel Baker.

Junior Instrumental Trophy: Joel Baker.

Small Instrumental Groups: 1, Sacred Heart Ensemble; 2, Sacred Heart clarinet Ensemble. Large Instrumental Groups: 1, Holy Souls RC Primary; 2, Sacred Heart Pop Bottle Band. Instrumental Groups Secondary: 1, Music for Families; 2, Burnley Brass Explosion. Instrumental Groups Any Age: 1, St Wilfrid's CE High; Holy Souls RC Primary; Music for Families Recorder Ensemble.

Folk Song Groups: 1, Inscape House.

Choirs: Primary – 1, Holy Souls RC; 2, Benjamin Hargreaves CE; 3, St Jospeh's School Choir. Secondary – 1, St Wilfrid's CE. Any Age – 1, Blackburn People's Choir; 2, B Natural. Recital Any Change – 1, B Natural; 1, Blackburn People's Choir.

Piano: Up to 9 – 1, William Kay; 2, George Horsfield; 3, Victoria Bottacin. Up to 10 – 1, Paul James Hitchcock. Up to 14 – 1, Richard Gough; 2, Joseph Fourie and Gavin Bottacin; 3, Natalie Howley and William Brown. Up to 16 – 1, Richard Gough; 2, Joseph Fourie. Any Age – 1, Thomas Kelly; 2, Beverley Beddow and Christopher Nield; 3, Richard Gough.

Grade 2/3 – 1, Paul James Hitchcock; 2, Gabriella Monaco; 3, Morgan Angland and Louis Potter. Grade 4/5 – 1, Tarciana Peel.

Recital: 10 to 13 – 1, Richard Gough; 2, Paul James Hitchcock; 3, Jessica Palmer. 14 to 16 – 1, Joseph Fourie; 2, Malini Dey and Ellena Cotton; 3, Natalie Howley. Any Age – 1, Nicholas Howley; 2, Thomas Kelly; 3, Beverley Beddow.

Duet: Up to 14 – 1, Lydia Jurainsz and Jessica Palmer.

Mabel Nuttall Award: Joseph Fourie. Junior Piano Trophy: Richard Gough.

Electronic Keyboard: Up to 11 – 1, Ben Drake; 2, Richard Staines; 3, Rohan Nagaraj Shankargatta. Up to 13 – 1, Joseph Grice; 2, Ben Taylor; 3, Sam Sharpley and Connor Whitham. Electronic Keyboard Trophy: Ben Drake. Grade 1 – 1, Connor Whitham. Grade 2 or 3 – 1, Ben Taylor. Grade 6 or 7 – 1, Megan Grooters. Ensemble 1 – 1, Ben Drake and Connor Whitham; 2, Christopher Knowles and Ben Taylor; 3, Sam Sharpley and Rohan Nagaraj Shankargatta. Ensemble 2 – 1, Megan Grooters, Sam Sharpley, Connor Whitham; 2, Gavin Bottacin, Megan Grooters, Janet Shalini d'Sundar; 3, Elliot Goff, Megan Grooters, Richard Staines. Ensemble 3 – 1, Gavin Bottacin, William Brown, Megan Grooters; 2, Vanessa Damien, Ben Taylor, William Brown. Ensemble 4 – 1, Megan Grooters, Vanessa Woffindin; 2, William Brown, Ben Taylor; 3, Sam Sharpley, Vanessa Damien, Gavin Bottacin, Janet Shalini d'Sundar, Megan Grooters. Ensemble 5 – 1, Vanessa Damine, Janet Shalini d'Sundar, Ben Taylor, Gavin Bottacin

Vocal: Up to 10 – 1, Antonia Roberts; 2, Charley Ann Latham. Up to 12 – 1, Charlotte Waters; 2, Agatha Groombridge; 3, Jenner Smith. Up to 14 – 1, Natasha Agarwal; 2, Jade Brett; 3, Megan Rowlandson, Sophie Pashley. Up to 16 – 1, Daisy-Belle Dumsday; 2, Smantha Oxborough; 3, Magda Cassidy. Up to 18 – 1, Evie Rapson; 2, Samantha Oxborough; 3, Johanna Coyne. Duet: Up to 18 – 1, Jade Brett and Laura Schofield; 2, Charlotte Waters and Ellie McGuigan; 3, Evie Rapson and Johanna Coyne, Megan Rowlandson and Daisy-Belle Dumsday.

British Composers: Up to 18 – 1, Evie Rapson; 2, Laura Schofield; 3, Samantha Oxborough.

Modern Musical: Up to 13 – 1, Natasha Agarwal; 2, Charlotte Waters; 3, Sophie Pashley. Up to 15 – 1, Laura Schofield; 2, Jade Brett; 3, Megan Rowlandson. 16 to 18 – 1, Evie Rapson; 2, Magda Cassidy; 3, Johanna Coyne, Daisy-Belle Dumsday.

Folk Song: Up to 14 – 1, Charlotte Waters; 2, Agatha Groombridge, Isla Harkness; 3, Jade Brett. Up to 18 – 1, Daisy-Belle Dumsday; 2, Evie Rapson; 3, Magda Cassidy.

Solo: 60 and over – 1, Gillian Teague; 2, Brian Spanswick; 3, Lionel Kempster.

British Composers Any Age: 1, Kathryn Henshaw; 2, Ingrid Riding; 3, Judith Barker, Gillian Teague.

Modern Musical: Any Age – 1, Kathryn Henshaw; 2, Ingrid Riding; 3, Margaret Spanswick. Any Age Loewe/Hmalish – 1, Rachel Barrowclough; 2, Heather Furnivall.

Folk Song: 1, Heather Furnivall; 2, Gillian Teague, Alex Rattray.

Recital: 1, Gillian Teague; 2, Samantha Harper; 3, Judith Barker, Samantha Oxborough, Maureen Whitesmith.

Operatic: 1, Gillian Teague; 2, Natasha Agarwal, Eileen Davies; 3, Judith Barker.

Oratorio: 1, Kathryn Henshaw; 2, Rachel Barrowclough; 3, Gillian Teague, Eileen Davies.

Lieder: 1, Laura Wood; 2, Gillian Teague; 3, Eileen Davies, Kathryn Henshaw.

Light Opera: 1, Eileen Davis; 2, Alex Rattray; 3, Dorothy Fletcher.

Jospeh Lucas Trophy: Kathryn Henshaw.

Comic Song: 1, Gillian Teague; 2, Brian Spanswick.

Victorian/Edwardian Ballad: 1, Brian Spanswick; 2, Margaret Spanswick, Gillian Teague.

Novices: 1, Laura Wood; 2, Dorothy Fletcher, Debbie Walker.

Rose Bowl: 1, Kathryn Henshaw; 2, Rachel Barrowclough; 3, Judith Barker.

Art Song: 1, Gillian Teague; 2, Judith Barker, Rachel Barrowclough; 3, Maureen Whitesmith.

Humorous Song: 1, Rachel Barrowclough and Gillian Teague.

 
 
 

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