Vi­olin­istPLUCKS ju­nior bowl

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION - BY BILL BOW­MAN

Vi­o­lin­ist Natalie Finn took home the Ki­wa­nis Club of Car­bon­ear Ju­nior Rose Bowl last Tues­day, April 12 while her sis­ter Anna (piano) was one of the run­ner­sup for the mu­sic fes­ti­val’s sec­ond high­est award.

The 15-year-old Finn sis­ters are the twin daugh­ters of Ed­ward Finn and Regina Becker of Car­bon­ear. They are both Grade 10 stu­dents at Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate

Vo­cal­ist Dustin John­son of North­ern Bay was also a run­ner-up for the Ju­nior Rose Bowl award. A Grade 8 stu­dent at Bac­calieu Col­le­giate, Old Per­li­can, John­son, 13, is the son of Peter and Dar­lene John­son of North­ern Bay.

Spon­sored by Sub­way, the Ju­nior Rose Bowl award in­cludes $300 cash do­nated by Phillip and He­len Clarke. It was first in­tro­duced to the fes­ti­val in 1976.

Run­ners-up re­ceived $150 each and in­scribed shields spon­sored by the East­ern School District.

The awards were among the more than 30 handed out fol­low­ing the first of two grand con­certs held at the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Car­bon­ear to wind up the 41st re­gional com­pet­i­tive mu­sic fes­ti­val spon­sored by the Ki­wa­nis Club of Car­bon­ear. Ad­ju­di­ca­tors at this year’s fes­ti­val also rec­om­mended Natalie Finn to con­tinue to the pro­vin­cial competition in strings. Ali­cia Gilling­han (vo­cal), Laura Mur­ray (piano) and As­cen­sion Col­le­giate Astros Glee Club (cho­ral) were also rec­om­mended for the provin

cial event.

PRO­VIN­CIAL MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL

Lo­cal par­tic­i­pants will join com­peti­tors rep­re­sent­ing re­gional fes­ti­vals in St. John’s, Clarenville, Gan­der, Grand Falls-Wind­sor, Cor­ner Brook and Stephenville when the Car­bon­ear Ki­wa­nis Club hosts this year’s pro­vin­cial fi­nals at the Pro­vin­cial Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic set for May 14 at the Con­cep­tion Bay Re­gional Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

OTHER AWARDS

• The $500 Eric I. Chubs Me­mo­rial Band Award went to As­cen­sion Col­le­giate Tra­di­tional En­sem­ble. The award is pre­sented at the dis­cre­tion of the ad­ju­di­ca­tor for best per­for­mance by a brass band, wood­wind en­sem­ble, con­cert band or jazz band.

• New­found­land Power Cho­ral Awards val­ued at $200 each went to: Fa­tima Academy El­e­men­tary Choir for best per­for­mance by a ju­nior choir; St. Fran­cis Song­sters for best per­for­mance by an in­ter­me­di­ate choir, and As­cen­sion Col­le­giate Astros Glee Club for best per­for­mance by a se­nior choir.

• Laura Mur­ray won the Doris Camp­bell Miller Award for piano per­for­mance. Piano ad­ju­di­ca­tor Mar­ion Miller rec­om­mended Mur­ray for the award, which Miller do­nated in mem­ory of her mother. It was one of two ad­ju­di­ca­tors’ awards handed out. Vo­cal ad­ju­di­ca­tor Mar­i­anne Bindig rec­om­mended Tay­lor Au­coin for the $50 Pierre Boutet Award for vo­cal per­for­mance. The fol­low­ing awards are all val­ued at $100 each. • The L.F. Clif­ford Pike Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in piano solo, 15 years and un­der went to Hay­ley Rus­sell.

• Har­bour Grace Pri­mary Choir took the Re­tired Teach­ers Con Tri Divi­sion award for best per­for­mance by a pri­mary choir.

• A sec­ond Re­tired Teach­ers Con Tri Divi­sion shield for best per­for­mance by an in­ter­me­di­ate choir went to St. Fran­cis Song­sters.

• Anna Finn ac­cepted the Ni­cholas W. Perry Me­mo­rial Award for piano solo 15 years and un­der, awarded at the ad­ju­di­ca­tor’s dis­cre­tion, not nec­es­sar­ily for the high­est mark.

• Faith His­cock and Courtney Broad­ers shared the Ki­wa­nis Club of Car­bon­ear Award for best per­for­mance in vo­cal duet, trio and quar­tet.

• The Gary French Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in male and boys’ solo went to Dustin John­son.

• Joshua Thomas re­ceived the Women’s In­sti­tute New­found­land, Car­bon­ear Branch Award for best per­for­mance in piano solo, 14 years and un­der.

• The Ruby’s Drive-in Award for best per­for­mance in piano solo, 13 years and un­der, went to Xan­the Wilkins.

• An­to­nia Whe­lan won the Edgar Clarke Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in piano solo.

• The Town of Car­bon­ear Award for best per­for­mance in Mu­si­cal Theatre and Gil­bert and Sullivan vo­cal solo went to Courtney Broad­ers.

• Har­bour Grace Pri­mary Choir took home the Joseph F. Ge­orge Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in pri­mary choirs.

• An­other Joseph. F. Ge­orge Me­mo­rial Award, this one for best per­for­mance in choirs, two, three and four-part singing went to As­cen­sion Col­le­giate Astros Glee Club.

• Daw­son Hig­don re­ceived the Strick­land Agen­cies award for best per­for­mance in in­stru­men­tal solo. The three above awards are val­ued at $75each. The fol­low­ing awards are all val­ued at $50 each. • Mary J. Wal­ters Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in girls solo went to Erica Evely.

• Melissa King and Sarah Pynn shared a Cana­dian Tire Award for best per­for­mance in in­stru­men­tal duet, trio and quar­tet and sonata.

• A sec­ond Cana­dian Tire Award, this one for out­stand­ing in­stru­men­tal solo, awarded at the ad­ju­di­ca­tor’s dis­cre­tion, went to Aaron Finn.

• Sarah Pynn ac­cepted the Mar­i­lyn Udell Award for best per­for­mance in piano solo, 16 years and un­der.

• The Ge­orge L. Chubbs Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in recorder en­sem­bles went to St. Peter’s El­e­men­tary Recorder Group.

• Liam Ryan won the Nor­man J. Dawe Award for best per­for­mance in piano solo, 6-8 years of age.

• The Ki­wa­nis Club of Car­bon­ear Award for best per­for­mance by small mixed and in­stru­men­tal en­sem­bles went to Fa­tima Academy Ac­cor­dion Group.

• Stephen McDon­ald ac­cepted the Jef­frey Ros­siter Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in Cana­dian Com­po­si­tion Piano.

• The E. H. Vokey Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in piano solo, 12 years and un­der, went to Emilee Hickey.

• Emily Hur­ley won the L.F. Clif­ford Pike Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in fe­male solo.

• The Glo­ria Glad­den Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in sa­cred mu­sic solo vo­cal went to Ali­cia Gilling­ham.

• Erin Mackey took home the Piz­zazz Award for Mu­si­cal Theatre, awarded at the ad­ju­di­ca­tor’s dis­cre­tion, not nec­es­sar­ily for the high­est mark.

• The Cap­tain I.S. Iver­son and Mrs. Gertrude Iver­son Me­mo­rial Award went to An­to­nia Whe­lan. Val­ued at $25, the cash award and per­pet­ual plaque is awarded at the dis­cre­tion of the ad­ju­di­ca­tor for piano solo. 13 years and over.

• And Sarah Pynn took home the Franze Reiss Me­mo­rial Award for best per­for­mance in piano solo, classes 17-20, 23-26 and 29-32.

Dustin John­son (vo­cal) and Anna Finn (piano) were the run­ners-up in the Ju­nior Rose Bowl competition at the 41st Ki­wa­nis Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

Lau­ren Shep­pard and Rileigh Gar­land-Lewis per­form “If Momma was mar­ried” from “Gypsy” at the April 12 con­cert. Mu­si­cal Theatre is the most colour­ful, an­i­mated and pop­u­lar classes at the fes­ti­val.

Tay­lor Au­coin and Alexandra Dawe sing “ The song that goes like this.” They were among the Mu­si­cal Theatre acts that took to the stage at the Sheila NaGeira Theatre for this year’s Ki­wa­nis Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

ALL HALLOWS FID­DLERS – They may be a long ways from 64, but these young fid­dlers from All Hallows School play “Now I’m 64” and “Aun­tie Mary” dur­ing the first grand con­cert.

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