VIDEO: Grantham Music Festival

0
Have your say

THIS year marks 50 years of Grantham Music Festival - and what a year it has been.

Organisers have been wowed by the impressive entries, which were up by more than a third.

Musicians of all ages and talents have taken part, entering catergories such as piano duet and woodwind solo.

Committee member John Wood said: “It’s been just wonderful.”

Adjudicator was Gill Johnston, who runs her own music school and is the founder of and musical director for the National Children’s Wind Orchestra.

l To buy a photo, call 01476 562291.

Results: Vocal Solo – Primary School: 1 Maddison Cant, 2 Harry Wightman, 3 Veranika Bravo. Songs from the Shows – Primary School – 1 Lydia Messam, 2 Nakeisha Creed, 3 Amelia Dennis. Piano Solo – Grades 3 and 4: 1 Annabel Lenton, 2 Olivia Cowgill, 3 Sadie Langdon. Piano Duet – Primary School – 1 Nakeisha Creed and Amelia Dennis. Piano Duet – Secondary School (Key Stage 3): 1 Disha Singhania and Zhouran Yue, 2 Isabella and Rosanna Bradstock. Electronic Keyboard Solo – Key Stage 3-5: 1 Quinn Deacon. Fold Song Duet or Group – Open: 1 The Kings Men. School Choir – Secondary School: 1 Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School. Woodwind Solo – Grades 7 and 8: 1 Costanza Pearce. Composition – Secondary School (Key Stage 4): 1 Emilia Pearce, 2 Lydia Quine. Composition – Secondary School (Key Stage 5): 1 Costanza Pearce. Family Group: 1 Costanza and Emilia Pearce. Vocal Solo – Secondary School (Key Stage 3): 1 Rachel Hill, 2 Disha Singhania. Vocal Solo – Secondary School (Key Stage 4): 1 John Bowskill, 2 Abigail Mahony. Vocal Duet – Secondary School: 1 Maya and Katy Thompson, 2 Abigail and Rebecca Mahony. Vocal Repertoire – Open: 1 Caroline Radford. Senior Citizens Vocal Solo: 1 Jurgen Matussek. Vocal Solo – Secondary Schools (Key Stage 5): 1 Ossian Huskinson. Songs from the Shows – Open: 1 Kelsey Miller, 2 Emma Boone. Songs from the Shows – Secondary School – 1 Ossian Huskinson, 2 Nathan Read, merit James Burrows and Lucy Keirl, John Bowskill. Piano Repertoire – Key Stage 3: 1 Disha Singhania, 2 Thomas Trimble, 3 Maia Howle. Piano Repertoire – Key Stage 4: 1 Hannah Grain, 2 Sara Rigby, merit Emilia Pearce and Georgina Langdon. Piano Repertoire – Key Stage 5: Fiona Pearson. Woodwind Solo – Beginners (Primary School: 1 Laurie Periera. Woodwind Solo – Grades 1 and 2: 1 Laurie Periera, 2 Lydia Messam. Woodwind Solo – Grades 3 and 4: 1 Josie Read. Woodwind Repertoire – Secondary School (Key Stage 3): 1 Katie Swales, =2 Annabel Lenton and Alisha Lenton. Recorder Solo – Secondary School (Key Stage 3-5): 1 Rosanna Bradstock. Woodwind Repertoire – Primary School: 1 Francesca Lenton, 2 Sadie Langdon. Woodwind Solo – Grades 5 and 6: 1 Marianne Harrison. Two Skills – 1 Lydia Messam, 2 Nakeisha Creed, 3 Amelia Dennis. Vocal Solo – Treble (Church or Chapel, boy or girl): 1 Heather Walker, 2 James Simpson, merit Niamh Morrissey and Josh Baker. Church Choir – Open: 1 The Voice, St Wulfram’s Youth Choir, 2 St Wulfram’s Church Choir. Equal Voice Choir – Open: 1 St Wulfram’s Children’s Choir. Mixed Choir – Open: 1 St Wulfram’s Chamber Choir, 2 The Voice, St Wulfram’s Youth Choir, merit Grantham Choral Society Youth Choir. Piano Repertoire – Primary School: 1 Nakeisha Creed, 2 Isabella Rossington. Piano Duet – Key Stage 4: 1 Isabel Cocker and Lydia Quine, 2 Sara Rigby and Emilia Pearce. Piano Solo – Grades 5 and 6: 1 Disha Singhania, 2 Lydia Quine, merit Conor Morrissey and Charlie Barton. Piano Solo – Grades 7 and 8: 1 Konya Kenneh-Mason, 2 Isabel Cocker. Piano Solo – Open: 1 Jemeba Kenneh-Mason. Opera – Any Voice (Open): 1 Rachel Hill. Vocal Repertoire – Key Stage 4: 1 John Bowskill. Lieder – Any Voice (Open): 1 Rachel Hill and Lucy Keirl. Folk Song Solo – School Ages: 1 Lucy Keirl, 2 John Bowskill. Vocal Group – not more than 12 singers (Open): 1 The C Sharps. Piano Duet – Secondary School (Key Stage 5): 1 Costanza Pearce and Emilia Pearce, 2 Conor Morrissey and Niamh Morrissey, merit Alethea Walker and Fiona Pearson. String Solo – Grades 1 and 2: 1 Katie Shorten, 2 Phoebe Leach, merit Hannah Coffey, Nitesh Shyam and Jack Clark. String Repertoire – Primary School – 1 Caitlin Nattrass, 2 Richard Earley, merit Beth Cavani. String Solo – Grades 3 and 4: 1 Joseph Zalas, 2 Isabel Leach. String Orchestra (School Ages): 1 Grantham Music Centre – Senior String. Jazz Solo for instrument or voice: 1 Ashley Martinez. Pop Music Solo or Group: 1 Lucy Keirl, 2 Alaina Kear, merit Jack Palin. String Solo – Beginners (Primary School): 1 Phoebe Rowland, 2 Emma Cowling, merit Esme Knapton-Carter, Georgina Cunningham, Bethany Drinkwater and Klaudia Bakula. String Solo – Preliminary Grade: 1 Isabella Chlopek, 2 Mary Hardiman. Strong Solo – Grades 5 and 6: 1 Emilia Pearce, 2 William Lumsdon. String Solo – Open: 1 Braimah Kanneh-Mason, 2 Holly Humberstone. String Repertoire – Key Stage 3: 1 Sheku Kenneh-Mason, 2 Holly Humberstone. String Repertoire – Key Stage 4: 1 Isabel Cocker. String Solo – Grades 7 and 8: 1 Isabel Cocker, 2 Francesca Bishop. Brass Solo – Preliminary Grade: 1 Matthew Cardus (trumpet), 2 Jake Leech (trumpet). Brass Solo – Grades 3 and 4: 1 Pawell Hoffmann (horn), 2 Ashley Martinez (trumpet). Brass Solo – Grades 5 and 6: 1 Charlie Nicholson (French horn). Instrumental Duet – Primary School: 1 Lydia Messam (flute) and Nakeisha Creed (piano), 2 Mary Hardiman and Hattie Towns (violins), merit Richard Earley and Joshua Lewis (descant recorders). Instrumental Duet – Secondary School: 1 Alisha Selby and Katie Swales (flute). Instrumental Group – Primary School: 1 Grantham Preparatory School Jazz Band. Large Instrumental Group - Primary School: 1 Donnington Cowley Endowed Primary School Wind Band, 2 St Anne’s Samba Band, merit Donnington Cowley Endowed Primary School Orchestra. Instrumental Group – Secondary School: 1 Isabel Cocker, Aimee Cunningham and Mollie Zalas. Brass Solo – Grades 7 and 8: 1 Elliot Howley (French horn). Vocal Group – not more than 12 singers (Primary School): 1 Dudley House School Choir. School Choir – Primary School: 1 The Grantham Preparatory School Choir, 2 The National School Boys Choir. Piano Solo – Beginners (Primary School): 1 Amelia Dennis. Piano Solo – Beginners (Secondary School) – 1 Milly Dunk, 2 Isobel Thompson. Piano Solo – Preliminary Grade: 1 Laura Ellicott, 2 Tamsin Knight. Piano Solo – Grade 1: 1 Francesca Lento, 2 Sam O’Sullivan, merit Isabella Bradstock and Rosanna Bradstock. Piano Solo – Grade 2: 1 Isabella Rossington, 2 Sarah Dixon, merit Elliot Smith-Rasmussen.