Music Competitions

Instrumental and singing competitions for young musicians living or studying in the North Herts and Stevenage area.

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This annual event comprises two separate competitions organised by the club, and is open to young instrumental and vocal students (Year 12 or equivalent) 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 and a 2nd prize of £150.


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 £150 for the runner-up


The 2020 Competition Concert took place on Wednesday 26 February.  Click  here for details of the Competitions and videos of the performances oand click here to see pictures from the Comcert.