Winners at this year’s Grantham Music Festival received their trophies at the presentation evening in ChristChurch on Saturday following a week of competition.
Festival vice-president Geoff Winter was guest trophy presenter.
Festival chairman Jeff Troke said: “Geoff is a vice-president of the Festival and has been one of the foremost contributors to the musical life of Grantham for many decades, and for which he was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2012.
“Having awarded the trophies, Geoff related an encounter between the Duke of Wellington and the Grantham Music Festival in the 1830s. In closing he exhorted the young performers present to keep going with their music. He assured them that if they did this they would never be bored!”
Festival general secretary Elizabeth Bowskill said: “It was a well-attended evening and the trophy winners who performed repeated the level of performance which won them their trophies. We were very pleased to have two choirs to balance out the solo performances and particular thanks to the headteacher at Dudley House School who persuaded parents to alter their plans to allow their children to perform at the beginning of the evening – and to St John’s Choir who managed to gather the majority of their singers despite other musical activities in town.”