Pupils Excel at Oswestry Music Festival

At this years Oswestry Music Festival, Ellesmere College was the best represented School and this week, Roger Paul, Director of Music, his team of music teachers and the pupils have been celebrating the success of their achievements.

Many pupils took part in a variety of classes and age ranges. This year the School had a special mention in the final concert for entering a pupil on the Chinese Violin.

Particular congratulations should go to those who achieved 3rd place, George Fradley, piano, Kevin Zhang, Chinese violin, Angelo Daniel, cornet, Lower School Choir, Kate Parry and John Paul, instrumental duet, Kate Parry and Daisy Clarke, vocal duet and Emily Roberts, woodwind.

For the second year, first place was achieved in the Youth Choir ages 21 and under class by the Ellesmere College Chapel, retaining The Harry Moore-Bridger Cup. Commenting on the Choirs success, Roger Paul said, After much rehearsing together, the choir members hard work resulted in a performance which impressed their audience with communication and enthusiasm in their singing.

The trio of Year 10 pupils, George Fradley, piano, John Paul, cello and Luke Taylor, violin, won the Instrumental Ensemble ages 19 and under. John Paul then went on to win the String Solo ages 15 and under. John Paul then went on to win the String Solo ages 15 and under. Lower School pupils, Sophie Austin, Year 7 and Elizabeth Walsh, Year 5 won Vocal Solo and String Solo respectively in the ages 12 and under classes.  

Numerous second places were also won by pupils, including, Henry Maybury and Daisy Clarke, Vocal Duet ages 21 and under class, Luke Taylor, String Solo ages 15 and under, Year 8 pupils, Naomi Craig, Woodwind ages 12 and under, and Beth Hulme, won the String Solo ages 12 and under. John Paul and George Fradley, won the piano duet class whilst 13 year old Alice Tow, piano solo ages 15 and under.

Roger Paul added, As well as performing, the Ellesmere pupils enjoyed meeting and listening to performers from other schools. It was great for them to receive such encouraging feedback from the adjudicators.  

The School welcomes scholarship applications from talented musical pupils. A number of the Schools current Music Scholars will be playing in the Ellesmere Chamber Orchestra, accompanying the Ellesmere College Choral Society in their annual concert next Saturday which takes place in the Schools Chapel on Saturday 13th March at 7pm.

Pictured: Elizabeth Walsh, John Paul, Luke Taylor, Fredie Herzog, Matthew Dewhirst, George Fradley

10th March 2010  Back to News