Friday, 12 August 2022

Choir singers bring home nine awards from music festival

MEMBERS of a choir from Charvil bagged nine awards at a music festival.

MEMBERS of a choir from Charvil bagged nine awards at a music festival.

Jewel Tones was performing at the Maidenhead Festival of Music, which took place at the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts from October 9 to 16.

The singers competed in different age categories, from 10-year-olds to senior citizens, as well as performing together in the open choirs contest. They were judged by an adjudicator who then chose the winners. The Jewel Tones winners were:

Mother and daughter Claire and Amy Samber in the vocal duet with Peace Like a River.

Johnny Coombes, 11, in the 10- and 11-year-olds show song category with This Is The Army, Mr Jones.

Armani Harris, 16, in the 14- to 16-olds show song category with Nothing from A Chorus Line.

Judy Bowers in the senior citizens’ solo category with I Know Where I’m Going and in the sacred song 17 and over category with Psalm 23.

Aimee-Leigh Boonaert, 12, in the music hall solo with Oh Mr Porter.

Katie O’Brien, 17, in the popular song 17 and over category with Prayer.

The choir won the youth choirs category with its performance of Out Here On My Own and Up On the Roof and the open choirs contest with The Skye Boat Song and At The End Of The Day.

Musical director Suzanne Newman said: “I am very proud of the results as the standard was very high at the festival this year.

“Everyone worked very hard towards their performances and it is great when all the hard work is rewarded.”

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