Young Musician Final

Sun, Feb 22nd 2015 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Well done to Lydia for winning this competition - and also the District 1100 competition.
Now to the Rotary Regional Final - see detail for April 19.



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The 2015 area Final of the Southern Cotswolds Rotary Young Musician competition took place at Wycliffe College.  


And what a stunning evening!


Despite the atrocious weather, there was a record turnout to see ten very talented young musicians, compete for the Mervyn Norris Memorial Cup, together with other valuable prizes.


After the five judges had deliberated on what was a very difficult decision, the winner was announced as Lydia Kenny from Rednock School.

She introduced and performed a selection of three very different styled pieces on alto sax.(the accompanying picture shows her receiving the Mervyn Norris Memorial Cup which was presented by Joan Norris)


Hosted by Wycliffe College, the 10 young musicians, selected from previously held heats, competed for the Mervyn Norris Memorial Cup and acheque for 300.In addition the winners school will receive 500 for the purchase of musical instruments.


In second place was Daniel Harding (Wells Cathedral School) playing violin, including a piece composed by himself and Third place went to Ella Brown (Farmors School) playing acoustic guitar.


Runners up received cheques and trophies and all contestants receive a certificate of participation.


We must thank the sponsors of the event for these prizes - Bear Street Garage-Wotton under Edge;  Rover European Travel-Nailsworth;  Mrs Gill Cappi and Dr James Cappi;  Mrs Penny Perkin;  Don & Enid Lewis.  And also to James & Owen Stationers of Stroud and the Old Spot Inn Dursley for facilitating the programmes and  planning meetings.


Lydia will be invited to participate in the District Rotary Young Musicin Competition (at Dean Close School, Cheltenham, on 22nd March), and if successful, in the Final(Bristol Grammar School, 19th April)


We are delighted that one of our previous winners became a national Young Musician of the Year.Additionally the winner will have the opportunity to perform with Jonathan Trim and the Capriol Orchestra at some stage in the future.


A huge thank-you to the Head and Governors of Wycliffe for allowing us the use of their superb facilities - and for our team of judges - Derek Barnes (brass); Janet Baldwin (woodwind);  Chris Finch (guitar);  Robina Sabourin (strings);  and Michael castle  (piano, and chair of the judging panel.) 


Do have a browse through the photos attached.

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An outline of or support for local Youth Activities.


The Rotary Club of Stonehouse. Service above Self - our support for local Community.


Rotary Club of Stonehouse- International causes that we support. End Polio, Childrens and Hospital projects in Kenya, ShelterBox, Rotary Foundation.


The Rotary Club of Stonehouse. Demonstrating the relevance of our work to the local community via Press releases and general Public Relations.


Joining Rotary


Stonehouse Rotary - Information about our programme of meetings and the events that we are involved with.


Rotary Club of Stonehouse. Recent Press releases on our Activities and Support for the communities.


Rotary Club of Stonehouse Supporting Local Charities