2014

Chesterfield Competitive Festival of Music & Drama (Re-launched 2010)

Website: www.chesterfieldmusicfestival.org.uk

Chesterfield Competitive Festival of Music and Drama

Affiliated to The British & International Federation of Festivals

 

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

School Choir

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

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Syllabus

 

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.