Jasmine performed brilliantly but was sadly not placed in the event. Richard Deavin commented about her performance "She sparkled in "Non so piu" from Figaro, was dreamily romantic in "Somewhere" and perfectly caught both the misery and comedy of Britten's "Johnny". We all assumed that she had gained a place and ought to have won; but there is no telling with adjudicators (the vocal judge seemed to us to be inconsistent) so she was not lucky. No disgrace; she was magnificent and a credit to us all."
Thanks to Epsom College, Paul Thomas and especially Gill Ford for giving us the privilege of supporting her (not to mention the chance for a great break in Edinburgh) and I do hope that she will wow us once more next year.
The comments from the Regional Finals are below.
"I was at the Regional final this afternoon and am delighted to tell you that our candidate, Jasmine Bingham was the winner of the voice section. Some of us have followed her progress over the past couple of years and knew that it was only matter of time until her singing gained that little extra maturity to make her a winner! Today she wowed judges and audience alike and gave a stunning performance: from Mozart to Bernstein equally at home. And this morning she was thinking of crying off with a sore throat!
Now she goes to Edinburgh on 19th May for the National Finals. I hope to be there to support her.
To make the day complete the instrumental section was won by Berniya Hamie from Brighton and Hove soiree on the piano (another stunning performance). So District 1145 has swept the board."
more Two photos taken by Stephanie Spiteri
more Cheque Donation to Blenheim School
more The local heats of the Young Musician were held at Epsom College on 20th November
more We recently sponsored a young Warwick University student (an Epsom resident) to spend a while volunteering in South Africa.
more On our recent trip to Malawi we gifted books to local schools from Anne Richardson and others.
more Four representatives from Epsom Rotary flew to Malawi to take part in the ceremony of handing over 6 more bicycle ambulances.
more Down to Hayling Island for our District Conference
more Epsom Rotary sent a team to help with Cancer Research UK Race for life on Epsom Downs
more Three contestants in the Young Chef competition helped produce a wonderful evening meal at the canopy
more Epsom Mayor and Epsom Rotary President out collecting at Sainsbury's
more Tha annual public speaking competion in English was held in Chantilly with our President's wife being one of the judges.
more 5 local Charities attended our ceremony to receive cheques.
more Here are some of the crocuses that we gave to Mayfield Lavender Farm to plant - some lovely pictures - thank you to Diana Deavin and Mayfield.
more The competition was held at Epsom College and all the participants were of a high standard
more Work on the walled garden by a team of volunteers continues
more The Junior and Intermediate rounds were held on 27th Feb 2018. Alisa Strelkova-Lundberg of Rosebery came first in the Intermediate round and Rosie Paget of Blenheim in the Junior.
more Some pictures of the event and an article from the newspapaer
more Steve Sharkey was inducted as our new President by outgoing President Richard Deavin
more Epsom Rotary donated 3 bicycle ambulances to the village of Chilaweni in Malawi
more Martin was inducted by our President Richard Deavin at the lunchtime meeting.
more The Three Winning Photographs . Olivia went on to come third in the District Competition.
more Our finalists performed well at the Young Musician District Final with Jasmine Bingham advancing to Regional Finals.
more Mike Waddilove wins the annual bowls championship and receives his prize from President Elect Ronnie Smith
more We sponsored a young doctor to climb Kilimanjaro to help Dig Deep Africa - this is her story.
more We welcome Pam Woodcock as a new member.
more We now run a meet up at The Cricketers in Epsom on the last Friday of the month. Here are a few photos.
back Activities at Epsom Rotary this year