Lower School Choir Success at Oswestry Music Festival

Following a performance which was graded as outstanding by the judges, the junior choir of Ellesmere College won the youth choir section of the Oswestry Music Festival.

After much hard practicing under the guidance of Miss Bethan Jones, the dedicated Lower School Music Teacher, The Ellesmere College Lower School Choir were delighted to win the Oswestry Music Festival Youth Choir Section and be presented with the Peter Starbuck Cup. Bethan Jones commented, Again this year, besides being an enjoyable experience for the choir to participate in the Oswestry Music Festival, we received valuable and encouraging comments from the adjudicator, Mr. Robin Mundy. Bethan Jones conducted the choir who they were accompanied on the piano by Mr. Roger Paul, Director of Music at the School. . 

In addition to the Choirs success, the previous afternoon, the Ellesmere College Lower School String Group won 1st prize in the Instrumental Ensemble Category, Ages 12 and Under. This group, who were also graded as outstanding, included Luke Taylor and Paddy Fuller, playing the violin and Kate Parry and John Paul, playing the cello. Miss Bethan Jones also conducted the musicians who were admirably accompanied by another member of the Music Department, Mrs. Mary Forester, one of the String Instruments Teachers at the School.

Roger Paul commented Under Miss Jones guidance, the Lower School Choir and String Group are progressing well with their performing skills. I am obviously delighted that they won their sections of this years Oswestry Music Festival. Since Music Scholarships are available throughout the School, I would be delighted to hear from parents who are looking for a local school where there will be every opportunity for their childrens musical talent to be developed.     

16th March 2006  Back to News