Festival Scholarships 2013
M. L. Wood Scholarship(£10 x 6) – awarded to the most promising boys and girls in the Instrumental Classes
Toby Crossley (Trumpet) – Class B1 Brass Solo (Up to Year 6)
Tom Williams (Eb Bass) – Classes B2 (a) Instrumental Solo (Years 7 & 8)
Emmie Caine (Northumbrian Pipes) – Class W1 Woodwind Up to Year 6
Emily Wilson (Viola) – Class SC3 Open String Class
Natalie Nixon – Classes O5 Electronic Keyboard (Up to Year 13)
Arabella Ayen (Harp) – Classes SC1(c) or SC2(c) Plucked strings Up to Year 6
The Nell Holmes Memorial Prize (£10) – presented by Miss Dorothy Milne awarded to the competitor gaining the highest marks in the Pianoforte Classes P7, P11, P12 and P18 Victoria Wright - Class P18 Pianoforte Solo – Memory (Up to Year 10)
The Noah Moore Scholarship (£10) – awarded to the most promising singer in JS10 Girls Solo (Years 11 to 13) Alana Downey
The Dorothy Milne Scholarship (£10) – awarded to the winner of the Open Violin Class. Bethany Cannell
The Kathleen Rydings Memorial Scholarship (£20) – awarded to the competitor between the Years 7 and 11 gaining the highest marks in the Violin Classes Tabitha Templar
The Heather Nicholl Award (£50) – The competitor, of Year 13 and under, considered to be the best all round performer of music. Victoria Wright
The Douglas Buxton Scholarship (£100) – awarded to the most promising voice in Classes S1 and S14
The Willie Craine Scholarship (£25) – awarded to the most promising tenor.
The Mrs. Bessie Eastwood Memorial Scholarship (£20) – presented by the Laureston Ladies choir awarded to “An Outstanding Female for Tuition” Not Awarded
The Mary Purcell Black Cup and LTC Corlett Prize of £25 – awarded to the overall winner of the General Vocal Solo Class Mel Read
The Emily Christian Prize (£75) – awarded to a promising keyboard player
Ryan Lacadin (Class P3 – Years 1 to 6)
The Brian Gelling Memorial Training Scholarship (£50)
The Warrilow Trophy and Music Vouchers (£10) – awarded to the winners of Class P13 Piano Duet (Up to Year 10) Maia Haddock & Kate Noble
The Bob Crennell Memorial Scholarship (£10) – awarded to the most promising competitor in the Brass Solo Class (Year 7 to 10)
Georgia Foxton (Tenor Horn)
Margaret Lane Award (£50) 1.
The Geoff Nicks Memorial Trophy awarded to the Viola or Double Bass player (Year 9 and Under) Not Awarded
The Gladys Skillicorn Scholarship – awarded to a competitor from the Junior Songs from the Shows. Not Awarded
posted on: 10/05/2013
The 2013 Syllabus is now available from the Secretary or at any of the following retail outlets
Wessex Garage, Douglas
Peter Norris Music Ltd., Finch Road, douglas
St John's Post Office
I J Mitchells, Newsagency, Michael Street, Peel
Quayles, Main Road, Kirk Michael
St. Pauls Bookshop, Ramsey
S & S Motors, Castletown
The Examiner Shop, Port St.Mary
Bridge Bookshop, Port Erin
posted on: 20/10/2012
Festival Diary 2012
The Festival is most appreciative of the Sponsorship of The Isle of Man Arts Council towards our escalating costs. Thank you.
Congratulations to Miss Mandy Griffin on winning her 3rd Cleveland Medal. Wonderful Performance.
All Results can be found on the dedicated page.
This year’s Festival has been split between thre venues. The Villa Marina complex for the majority of competitions, St. Ninian’s Church on the Sunday afternoon and evening (to include the Oratorio) and the Promenade Church for the first two days of Drama. Both churches have proved excellent venues and the Festival is most appreciative of all their assistance. Friday 27th April Promenade Suite
The Festival opened at 13.00hrs with Brass Solo competitions. Our brass adjudicator Mr David W Horsfield was warmly welcomed by Festival Chairman, Allan Wilcocks, in his opening remarks. Mr Horsfield was suitably impressed by the high standard of the Island’s young people. The winners of both Classes B1 and B2(a) attaining a mark of 92(Honours). Saturday 28th April Royal Hall
The Royal Hall on Saturday morning was full of parents and friends to witness an assortment of Children’s Choirs who provided some wonderful entertainment. The Adjudicator, Mr Bryan husband, commented on the wonderful behaviour of the children and their enthusiasm. The Vancouver Shield which is presented to the Best Performance in Classes JC1 to JC4 was awarded to Scoill Phurt Le Moirrey.
Folk and Country Dancing took place in the late afternoon with the Leighton Stowell Cup for the group gaining the highest marks in Classes FD1 to FD5 being presented to Scoill Phurt Le Moirrey.
The Vocal solos started in the evening culminating with some wonderful performances in the Junior Songs from the Musicals. Congratulations to the winner Michelle Jamieson for her rendition of “Gimme, Gimme” from Thoroughly Modern Millie.Promenade Suite
A full day of Brass Bands - Solos, Quartets and Ensembles.
Congratulations to Manx Youth Band and Manx Concert Brass (Quartets and Ensembles) and the Quane Family (Ellen, Illiam and Meghan) winners of the solo classes where all attained marks in excess of 91. Sunday 29th AprilRoyal Hall
As per usual, there was a very good gathering of Brass band supporters to enjoy an afternoon and evening of Brass Band music. Congratulations to all who took part in providing a day of wonderful music and entertainment.St. Ninian’s Church
As previously stated, classes were transferred from the Promenade Suite to the church and it proved very successful. The acoustics were excellent. Congratulations to the winners of the solo classes - Kelly Collard (Vocal Solo-16 to 28 years), Mel Read (General vocal Solo) and Mandy Griffin (Oratorio).
The Organ classes were won by Sam Creer (Intermediate) and John Riley (Advanced). Monday 30th AprilRoyal Hall
Lieder song took over the morning with pianoforte classes in the afternoon, finishing with the Popular Standard Song 1980 to Present (Adult) being won by Olivia Black.
Main class of the evening was the Operatic Solo which was won by Mandy Griffin.
Other Trophies in the Operatic Class were awarded as follows:-
Best Soprano the Pat Quigley Trophy – Sian Callow
Best Mezzo Soprano the Gladys Skillicorn Rose Bowl – Mandy Griffin
Best Contralto the Lillian Pickard Shield – Voirrey Carr
Best Tenor the Robert R Nichol Rose Bowl – Michael Corkhill
Best Baritone the William Curphey Memorial Challenge Cup – Arie Eisinger
Best Bass the Wilkinson Cup – Terence Qualtrough
Junior Piano Solo Classes impressed our Adjudicator and this was reflected in the marks she awarded to winners Amelia Crossley, Laura Corkhill, Victoria Wright and Toby Crossley.
The first finalists for the Sheffield Plate were selected and the evening in its usual highly entertaining evening of Adult Quartets and Trios.Promenade Church
A very busy day was enjoyed at this venue for the first time since the Villa Marina was refurbished and it proved a very popular venue. Tuesday 1st May 2012 Royal Hall
Primary Schools competed in the Music Making Classes culminating in a fine performance by the Ramsey Grammar School Brass who were awarded a score of 90 points winning the Lymm Plate which was donated by Mr Robin Mundy, the Instrumental Adjudicator in 2011.
The first Cleveland Medal contenders were chosen in the afternoon and following the Vocal Ensemble classes the evening progressed into the Victorian / Edwardian Solo Class (Adult ) which was won by Hilda Harrison from Cononley in Yorkshire for the second year in succession.Promenade Suite
A variety of classes ranging from Girls Solo (Year 5) to Manx dialect were contested with an enthusiastic audience in attendance. For the first time, a class entitled “The Works of T E Brown”(dialect optional) was successfully introduced and emphasised the importance of our Manx Poet.Promenade Church
The Spoken Word, excerpts from Shakespeare and Character Study were performed by our highly talented young people who attracted an audience of enthusiastic supporters. Wednesday 2nd May 2012 Royal Hall
Quoting our Adjudicator, Caroline Diffley, the String Classes gave her great enjoyment and was in awe of the talent on the stage with fine performances from Joshua brown (Violin), Vicki Spits (Violincello), Rebecca Pearson (Harp) and Mera Royle (Harp). The electronic keyboard provided great entertainment with Eric Kelly dedicating his performance to his main adversary in the past years, the late Geoff Quine.
The afternoon produced the remaining Cleveland Medal contenders and in the evening the Junior Popular Standard Song was won by Chloe Shimmin with the British Composers (Adult) Solo being won by Andrew Williamson.Promenade Suite
The Drama returned to the Villa Marina commencing with the Spoken Word (Year 2) with a win for Max Smollen. Audiences were thoroughly entertained in the afternoon with the Duologue (Up to Year 8) with a winning performance by Andrew Halstein and Harry Ashley of “The Wiseman and the Seeker” by Kern Pickering. Thursday 3rd May 2012 Royal Hall
Instrumental classes were the highlight of this morning commencing with the Recorder Solo (Up to Year 6). After a disappointing entry in 2011, this year attracted big entries of some exceptionally talented students.
The afternoon featured Junior Solo classes, the winners of which competed on Saturday evening for the Sheffield Plate.
“Songs from the Musicals” entertained a truly appreciative audience with three hours of non-stop brilliance. The overall winner was Miss Olivia Black singing a song from an American musical called “Urine Town” by Mark Hollmann.Promenade Suite
The Spoken Word (Year 3 & Year 6) attracted enormous entries which filled the day quite successfully. Year 3 was won by Imogen Pierce and Year 6 by Aalin Wilson who both attained 88 marks.
The evening class Reading at Sight (Adult) was won by Margaret Newton. Friday 4th May 2012 Royal Hall
Another full day of solo and duet classes which produced some memorable performances with Simon Fletcher winning the Popular Standard Song and John Qualtrough the French & Italian Song class.
The adult duet classes in the evening produced three winners who provided some lovely entertainment in the Saturday Billown Rose Bowl Final.Promenade Suite
The standard of the drama classes was maintained with the Spoken Word (Year 5) and Reading at Sight in Manx Gaelic producing memorable performances.
Andrew Galloway won the Character Study (Up to Year 6) with a mark of 89, winning him the T & M Matthewman Trophy .
The evening was predominantly adult Character Study and Choral Speaking classes from which Broadway Youth (Group Theme Years 7 to 13) and the Corinettes (Choral Speaking Adult) were both invited to perform on Cleveland Night for the Deputy Lieutenant Governor Deemster Doyle. Saturday 5th May 2012 Royal Hall
The Festival welcomed our adjudicator for the day, Ms Lin Marsh, who had made a great impression on competitors in 2011.
Saturday morning was the turn of the Folk Song (Years 4 to 8) which was won by Christian Cooper singing “She’s like the Swallow” a traditional folk song from Newfoundland.
Adult Choirs took to the stage on Saturday afternoon with the Male Voice Trophy being won by the “Lon Dhoo”, the Mixed Choral by “Musicale” and the Ladies Choir by “Manx Voices”. The Open Concert Class was keenly contested with “Meadowside Choral Society” winning the Manchester Manx Shield.
The evening finals were contested in the presence of the Deputy Lieutenant Governor Deemster David Doyle whose first duty was to unveil the recently commissioned bust of our Founder Miss M L Wood. The evening was very entertaining with items from the Brass Section, performed by Ellen and Illiam Quane together with representatives from the Drama Section, namely Broadway Youth and the Corinettes.
Full details of participants in the finals and the winners can be found on the respective results page.Promenade Suite
The Drama section was brought to a successful conclusion with the Spoken Word (Year 4) which was won by Jack Elliott with 88 marks. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AGAIN IN 2013
posted on: 03/06/2012