ViolinistPLUCKS junior bowl
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
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.
• 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.