2015

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

Website: www.chesterfieldmusicfestival.org.uk

 

The 2015 Festival

 

The 2015 Chesterfield Music Festival took place on April 24th and 25th 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 fourth 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 Emily Porter;

The trophy for ‘Vocalist of the Festival’ was awarded to Sophie Benfield;

The trophy for ‘Most Promising Young Singer’ was awarded to: Alicia Belanna Graham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The trophy for ‘Young Performer of the Festival’ was awarded to Timothy Hand;

 

The Trophy for ‘Choir of the Festival’ was awarded to: Curbar School Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official Accompanists for 2015: Andrew Marples, Jane Palmer, and Katy Strudwick.

 

 

The 2015 Winners

 

These are the winners of each class in the 2015 Festival

 

Vocal Solo 10 years and under: Frederick Youdan

Vocal Solo 13 years and under: Tara O'Rourke

Vocal Solo 16 years and under: Sophie Benfield

Opera & Light Opera Vocal Solo 14-17 years: Lizzy Blades

Sacred Song Vocal Solo 17 years and under: Sophie Benfield

Vocal Solo Musicals 10 years and under: Alicia Belanna Graham

Vocal Solo Musicals 13 years and under: Adam Emmerson

Vocal Solo Musicals 16 years and under: Sophie Benfield

Vocal Solo Musicals 18 years and under: Philip David Jacques

Vocal Solo Musicals 19 years and over: Giselle Covel

Vocal Solo Popular Song (with backing track) 18 years and over: Giselle Covel

Vocal Solo 21 years and over: Giselle Covel

Vocal Duet 12 years and under: Eve Slater Codman & Francesca Rouse

 

Piano Solo 10 years and under: Olivia Asher

Piano Solo 13 years and under: Phoebe Denison

Piano Solo 16 years and under: Daniel Barnes

Piano Solo 18 years and under: Hugh McCarron

 

Woodwind Solo 12 years and under: Olivia Mosley

Woodwind Solo 13 – 15 years: Emily Porter

Brass Solo 12 years and under: Tom Hartley

Brass Solo 13 – 17 years: Louis Street

String Solo 12 years and under: Katherine Rebbecca Hedley

String Solo 13 – 17 years: Alexander Kirkland

 

Acoustic Guitar Solo 12 years and under: James Dinnigan

Acoustic Guitar Solo 13 – 17 years: Russell French

Instrumental Solo (with backing track) 14 years and under: Lucy Ogden

Two Discipline Solo 12 years and under: Katherine Rebbecca Hedley

 

Instrumental Duet both players 12 years and under: Grace Barber & Sophie Jerram

Instrumental Duet both players 17 years and under: Emily Spittle & Kirsty Porter

 

School Choir/Vocal Group 11 years and under (maximum of 20 singers): Curbar School Choir

School Choir/Vocal Group 11 years and under (maximum of 20 singers): St Andrew CE Methodist Aided

Primary School

School Choir/Vocal Group 11-18 years (more than 20 singers): Hasland Hall Pop Choir

School Choir / Vocal Group Sacred Songs 11 years and under (more than 20 singers): St Andrew CE

Methodist Aided Primary School

 

School Instrumental Group 13 years and under (13 players or more): Walton Holymoorside Flute Group

Instrumental Group 13 years and under (up to 12 players): Derbyshire Harp Ensemble

 

Verse Speaking (17 years and over): Timothy Hand

Drama (17 years and over): Timothy Hand

 

Chesterfield Competitive Festival of Music and Drama

Affiliated to The British & International Federation of Festivals

 

2015 Syllabus

 

 

The Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society hosted a fund raising concert** at the Whittington Moor Methodist Church on Saturday 27th June

The concert featured participants from this year’s festival and the choir perfomed a variety of old and new choral items.

 

Katy Strudwick a Festival Pianist accompanied the festival soloists.

The festival committee would like to thank Katy, the Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society and the

Whittington Moor Methodist Church for their support.

 

** Proceeds to be shared between the Festival and the Choir.