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Performers at friendly festival seriously good

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 03, 2013

  • A study in concentration ! The Mylor School Brass Band play one of their very first concerts at the Wall Music Festival. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130515A-010_C

  • Singing on stage in Class 59 (for schools with over 100 pupils) is the choir from St Meriadoc CE Infants School from Camborne who finished in joint first place. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130515A-004_C

  • Proudly showing off the shield for Class 59 (Primary school choir for with over 100 pupils) are Liam (left) and Johnessa from St Meriadoc Infants School in Camborne. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130515A-005_C

  • Winner of Class 10 (senior school choirs) were the singers from Cape Cornwall School.

  • With her cup for winning Class 25 Recorder solo (10 years and under) is 10 year old Florence Harrison from Mabe School who had a top mark of 90 from the adjudicator David Bruce-Payne. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130515A-008_C

  • Winner of Class 26 (Recorder solo 11-13 years) was a very pleased Patrick Lyne from Truro with a mark of 87. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130515A-009_C

  • The Hayle School Baroque Ensemble, winners of Class 45, (instrumental ensemble ) who entertained the audience with their own version of the 1960s pop classic A Whiter Shade Of Pale.

  • One of the top brass players invited back to play at the Gala concert at Wall was 11 year old Harry Flint from St Agnes. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130518D-001_C

  • St Piran's School Choir, Hayle, winners of Class 28, for primary school choirs with fewer than 100 pupils, at the Wall Music Festival.

  • On stage in Class 59 for schools with over 100 pupils is the choir from Mabe School who finished in joint first place. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130515A-003_C

  • One of the top brass players invited back to play at the Gala concert at Wall was 11 year old Harry Flint from St Agnes. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130518D-002_C

  • Winner of the award for the most outstanding woodwind/recorder player under 18 was Jake Perry from Drift near Penzance.

  • Winner of the award for most promising brass player under 18 was Andy Wingham from Releath. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130518D-007_C

  • David Rashleigh from Camborne who won the award for the most outstanding adult singer at the festival. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130518D-006_C

  • One of the top woodwind players invited back to play at the gala concert at Wall was nine-year-old flautist Erin Veal from St Ives.

  • The undoubted star of this year's Wall Music Festival was Kerenza Hurr, 14, from Angarrack near Hayle, who won the awards for best child singer, most promising string player and most points overall.

  • Winner of the award for most promising pianist 18 and under was Savannah Hall from Carnon Downs. for Julian. Ref : TRGH20130518D-003_C

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MUSICAL competitors at a "friendly" local festival turned in some outstanding performances, say organisers.

Classes at Wall Music Festival, known as the Friendly Festival, attracted participants from far and wide and included choirs, solo vocalists and performers on woodwind, brass, strings and piano.

Several very high marks were awarded by adjudicator David Bruce-Payne.

Among the top performers were Stithians Ladies Choir (92, 91), David Rashleigh (90), Florence Harrison (90), Jacob Perry (90), Sophie Weeks and Jacob Perry (90), Savannah Hall (90), Hayle String Ensemble (90), the Meagers Ensemble (182), Kerenza Hurr (90), Amanda Lyne (91), Harry Flint (91), Kate Doran (90), Andy Wingham (90), Lucy Wetherill and Martin True (90).

The festival week ended on Saturday evening with a concert by winning performers, at which the special trophies were presented.

Festival chairman Alan Butterfield said: "In everybody's view it was an extremely successful festival. Everything went according to plan.

"The success was due in no small part to our very fine adjudicator, who was not only helpful in all his remarks to competitors, young and old, but was also the most affable of all our adjudicators over the years.

"He really enjoyed himself and said so, and helped all our competitors to enjoy themselves, too."

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