Ro­tary Round-up

Midweek Visiter - - Rotary Round-up -

SOUTH­PORT Ro­tary Club was de­lighted when An­gelina Dor­lin-Bar­low, 17, won the Na­tional Ro­tary Young Mu­si­cian Com­pe­ti­tion.

Pres­i­dent Michael Har­ri­son said: “As a club we are keen to pro­mote and sup­port young peo­ple in the lo­cal area not just for the Young Mu­si­cian but Young Writer, Young Chef and Kids out and Ro­tary Youth Lead­er­ship Award.

“Our fu­ture de­pends on our young peo­ple and we are keen to help them and give them op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

An­gelina, along with El­lis Thomas – spon­sored by the Ro­tary Club of Col­wyn Bay – tri­umphed at Ed­in­burgh in Great Bri­tain and Ire­land Na­tional Fi­nal of Ro­tary Young Mu­si­cian 2018.

The fi­nal was held re­cently at He­riot Watt Univer­sity in Ed­in­burgh.

The win­ners of the vo­cal and the in­stru­men­tal sec­tions of the seven re­gional fi­nals around Great Bri­tain and Ire­land com­peted in the im­pres­sive James Watt Au­di­to­rium, giv­ing su­perb per­for­mances dur­ing the morn­ing and af­ter- noon ses­sions.

The three em­i­nent judges, headed by Dr Steven King, di­rec­tor of mu­sic at He­riot-Watt Univer­sity, then re­tired to ad­ju­di­cate, whilst Con­nor Smith, who was crowned Young Mu­si­cian of the Year (vo­cal) in 2013, en­ter­tained the large au­di­ence with his won­der­ful voice.

Con­nor is to grad­u­ate soon with a Bach­e­lor’s De­gree from the Royal Con­ser­va­toire of Scot­land.

Pres­i­dent, Michael Har­ri­son, his wife Dianne and Chris Wood, who or­gan­ises the ini­tial lo­cal South­port heat each au­tumn, trav­elled to Ed­in­burgh to sup­port their spon­sored stu­dent An­gelina.

They were all de­lighted when An­gelina was crowned Young Mu­si­cian of the Year (vo­cal) for her su­perb per­for­mance of works by Massenet, El­gar and Brit­ten.

The Young Mu­si­cian of the Year (In­stru­men­tal) crown went to 16-year-old El­lis Thomas, spon­sored by the Ro­tary Club of Col­wyn Bay, who had given a mag­nif­i­cent per­for­mance of works by Gi­nastera and F Liszt on the piano.

An­gelina, a stu­dent of Mer­chant Tay­lors’ School, Crosby, and El­lis, a stu­dent of Ys­gol John Bright, Llan­dudno, both study at the Royal North­ern Col­lege of Mu­sic each Satur­day.

If you are in­ter­ested in en­ter­ing the South­port Heat of Ro­tary Young Mu­si­cian 2019, con­tact Chris on cjd­wood@talk21.com for fur­ther de­tails or any of the other com­pe­ti­tions.

SOUTH­PORT Ro­tary Club spon­sors – and runs each year – a lo­cal heat for the Na­tional Ro­tary Young Mu­si­cian Com­pe­ti­tion.

The four-stage na­tional com­pe­ti­tion aims to en­cour­age de­vel­op­ment of mu­si­cal ta­lent and of­fer young peo­ple the ex­pe­ri­ence of per­form­ing on a pub­lic stage.

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to am­a­teurs in full-time ed­u­ca­tion, up to the age of 17.

It is not open to full-time stu­dents of mu­sic or per­form­ing arts, study­ing for a qual­i­fi­ca­tion above A level.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.