Annual Music Competition

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Instrumental and singing competitions for young musicians

This annual event comprises two separate competitions organised by the club, and is open to young instrumental and vocal students who live or attend school in the North Herts and Stevenage areas.


The Peter Lambourne Music Bursary for instrumentalists is sponsored by Penny Brook in memory of her late husband, a past member of Hitchin Priory Rotary Club.  It offers a 1st prize of £250, a 2nd prize of £150 and a 3rd prize £100.


The Sue Cracknell Singing competition is sponsored by Richard Cracknell of Hitchin Rotary Club to commemorate the work undertaken by his late wife, who was a well-known singer, teacher and performer in the Hitchin area.  For this there are prizes of £250 for the winner and then £150, £100 and £50. 


For 2018 the final Competition Concert took place from 6.00 pm on Tuesday 13 March, at the Morrison Hall, Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB  Details of the winners and other contestants appear on Related Pages (below)