Truro School pupils had a very successful six days at the Cornwall County Music Festival last week, held at Truro Methodist Church.
The annual festival provides a platform for musicians and verse-speakers of all ages and all levels to demonstrate their talent and gain invaluable performing experience.
Congratulations to the following winners:
• Our Junior Girls Choir won the Girls U14 Class
• Aerin and Lauren Andrews won the U14 Duet Class
• Mrs Rosevear’s Girls Ensemble won the Ensemble Class
• TS String Quartet won the Chamber Music class
• The Flute Choir won the Instrumental Ensembles Class
• Our Sax Quartet aka the Sax Pistols beat 13 other groups to win their Instrumental Class
• Our larger Saxophone Ensemble won the Instrumental Ensembles Class
• Our Percussion Ensemble won the Percussion Class and
• The combined Percussion and Saxophone Ensemble won the Best Instrument Ensemble Award.
• 1st Year Katherine Gregory won the Set Song for 10-11 years.
- Bethany won the Vocal Solo age 14/15 Set Song and the Folk song Solo 13/15 class
• 2nd Year Alex Jones won the Radio Cornwall Keyboard Award and against 22 other pianists he won the Grade 3 to 4 Shield.
• Jonathan Hunkin won the Organ Solo Trophy.
• The Grade 5 to 6 Class was won by Giselle Usher-Sparks and Adam Sanders won the Percussion Solo section
• Freddie Bareham won the Woodwind Solo Grade 7 class and, after two gruelling rounds and against Sixth Form county players, Freddie won the Clarinet Concerto Trophy.
• With Freddie, Kitty Bareham won the Instrumental Duet Class
• Against stiff opposition Bromley Hurn won Vocal Recital 16-18 Class
• Ed Myers won the Grade 8 Brass Solo Award and was subsequently also awarded Best Solo Brass Performance Award.
• Abi Piercy won the Harp Class, the Popular Song Class and was subsequently awarded the Outstanding Musician of the Week Award
1st Year’s Oliver Elwell-Deighton was awarded the CCMF Shield for Best Individual Verse-Speaker.
Rotary Young Musician Competition
In other music news, pupils from all around the County took part in the Rotary Young Musician Competition on Sunday March 16. Congratulations to Bethany Williams who won the district vocal round and Abigail Piercy who won the district instrumental round.
Sheila Harvey-George of Truro Rotary Club said: “The standard was very high at St. Austell and they were a credit to Truro School. We hope to invite the girls to Truro Rotary Club soon to give them our good wishes personally.”
Both now go through to the Regional Finals in Somerset in April.