Festival performers hit a high note

Becca Booker, trophy winner at Chesterfield Music Festival
Becca Booker, trophy winner at Chesterfield Music Festival

MORE than 150 singers and instrumentalists of all ages took part in the annual Chesterfield Music Festival.

They received constructive feedback from two professional adjudicators at the festival in Rose Hill United Reformed Church and at Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel.

An all-winners concert was held at the end of the festival, where trophies were awarded to Fiona Whittingham (Instrumentalist of the Festival), Becca Booker (Vocalist of the Festival), a trophy donated by Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan, and Aurora Ladies Choir (Choir of the Festival), the latter a new trophy donated by Chesterfield Co-operative Choir.

Chesterfield Music Festival has been organised by a hard-working team of volunteers and is affiliated to the ‘National Federation of Music Festivals’.

These are the winners of each class in the 2011 festival:

Vocal Solo – 9 years and under: Phoebe Dennison, 11 years and under: Chloe Toyn, 13 years and under: Alice Howland, 15 years and under – Emma E Jones, 17 years and under – Harriet Glynn, 13-16 years: Emma E Jones, 17-21 years: Katie Lockwood, over 21 years: Julie Fletcher; opera and light opera vocal solo 18 years and over: Mike Spriggs.

Musical/Walt Disney Vocal Solo 10 years and under: Georgia Chapman, 12 years and under: Chloe Toyn, 14 years and under: Hannah Walker, 16 years and under: Becca Booker, 17 years and over: Katie Lockwood.

Sacred Song Vocal Solo, all ages: Jason Allan, popular song vocal solo 15-17 years: Sophie Lisi.

Piano solo 8-9 years: Phoebe Dennison

Piano Solo 10-11 year: Daniel Barnes, 12-13 year: Hannah Walker, 14-16 years: Jennifer Bristow, 17 years and over: Fiona Whittingham.

Electric Guitar 15 years and over: Daniel Lisi.

Woodwind Solo 12 years and under: Indira Khine-Short, 13-15 years: Megan Johnson, 16-18 years: Jennie Schofield, 19 years and over: Leanne Tingay.

Brass Solo 12 years and under: Cameron Watts, strings solo 12 years and under: Charlotte Hand.

Two Discipline Solo 12 years and under: Charlotte Hand, 13-18 years: Rachel Walpole.

Piano Duet both players 17 years and under: Kate and Hannah Walker, 18 years and over: Judy Day and Sue Rughani.

Instrumental Group 13 years and under: Music ‘n’ Stuff Junior Ensemble, 13 years and over: Music ‘n’ Stuff Senior Ensemble.

Junior Choir/Vocal Group 11 years and under (over 30 members): Bamford School Junior Choir, (up to 30 members): Grassmoor Primary School.

Intermediate Choir/Vocal Group 11-18 years: Brookfield Girls Choir, senior choir/vocal group mixed ages: Aurora.