Chesterfield Competitive Festival of Music & Drama (Re-launched 2010)
The 2014 Festival
The 2014 Chesterfield Music Festival took place on April 4 and 5 at Rose Hill United Reformed Church and at Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel.
Around 100 singers and instrumentalists of all ages took part in the competitive festival, demonstrating their
skills and talent to an appreciative audience and receiving constructive feedback from the professional adjudicators: Vivien Pike and Christina Thompson. Included for a third year were Drama and Verse-speaking classes, adjudicated by local actor and President of the Festival, John Goodrum.
An All-Winners concert was held at the end of the Festival, where five trophies were awarded.
Trophy for ‘Instrumentalist of the Festival’ was awarded to Charlotte Hand;
The trophy for ‘Young Performer of the Festival’ was awarded to Timothy Hand;
The trophy for ‘Most Promising Young Singer’ was awarded to Adam Emmerson;
The trophy for ‘Vocalist of the Festival’ was awarded to Declan Ryder;
Honours Certificate awarded to Isobel Ryder.
The Trophy for ‘Choir of the Festival’ was awarded to Grassmoor Primary School Choir.
Official Accompanists for 2014: Andrew Marples, Jane Palmer, and Katy Strudwick.
The 2014 Winners
These are the winners of each class in the 2014 Festival
Vocal Solo 10 years and under: Declan Ryder
Vocal Solo 13 years and under: Alexander Kirkland
Vocal Solo 16 years and under: Chloe Toyn
Sacred Song Vocal Solo 17 years and under: Adam Emmerson
Vocal Solo Musicals 10 years and under: Declan Ryder
Vocal Solo Musicals 13 years and under: Phoebe Denison
Vocal Solo Musicals 16 years and under: Sophie Benfield
Vocal Solo Folk Song 17 years and under: Chloe Toyn
Vocal Solo Popular Song 12 – 14 years: Savannah Rose Porter
Vocal Solo Popular Song 15-17 years: Pheobe Maxey
Piano Solo 8-9 years: Joshua Nuttall
Piano Solo 10-11 years: Alexandra Pierce
Piano Solo 12-13 years: Patrick Gallagher
Piano Solo 14-16 years: Adam Stott
Piano Solo 17 years and older: Daniel Stott
Recorder Solo 13-17 years: Charlotte Hand
Woodwind Solo 12 years and under: Felicity Stokes
Woodwind Solo 13 – 15 years: Jamie O-Brien
Brass Solo 13 – 17 years: Timothy Hand
Acoustic Guitar Solo 12 years and under: Phoebe Denison
Acoustic Guitar Solo 13 – 17 years: Dominic Alexander Russell Currins
Two Discipline Solo 12 years and under: Alexander Wilmarsh
Piano Duet Open any age: Adam Stott and Daniel Stott
Junior Choir/Vocal Group 11 years and under (fewer than 30 members): Grassmoor Primary School Choir
Junior Choir/Vocal Group 11 years and under (more than 30 members): Newbold Church School Choir
Junior Choir / Vocal Group Sacred Songs 11 years and under (fewer than 30 members): Abercrombie School Choir
Junior Choir / Vocal Group Sacred Songs 11 years and under (more than 30 members): Newbold Church
Drama 14 – 16 years: Timothy Hand
Verse Speaking 14 – 16 years: Timothy Hand
Verse Speaking 9 year and under: Isobel Ryder
Verse Speaking 10 – 13 years: Declan Ryder
Fund Raising Concert
The Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society hosted a fund raising concert** at the Whittington Moor Methodist Church on Saturday 7th June
The concert featured performances from prize winning soloists at this year’s festival and the choir performed a variety of old and new choral items.
The concert was enjoyed by a good audience who showed their undoubted appreciation in the usual manner.
Andrew Marples the Festival Pianist & former CCCS Music director accompanied the festival soloists.
The festival committee would like to thank Andrew, the Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society and the
Whittington Moor Methodist Church for their support.
** Proceeds to be shared between the Festival and CCCS.
Fund Raising Evening
A fund-raising evening took place at the Hasland Village Hall on Saturday 10th May at 7:30. This evening of music featured: ‘Quintessential’, a musical trio who performed a variety of songs for all tastes; and ‘Inspirations Theatre Company’, who performed excerpts from ‘Grease’, ‘Mama Mia’ & ‘Les Miserables’.
This was a fun evening supported by an appreciative audience.
The festival committee would like thank the staff at Hasland Village Hall for their support.