Success at Oswestry Music Festival

At this years Oswestry Music Festival, the School was the best represented School with pupils taking part in a variety of classes and age ranges, and achieving an impressive 13 first places and 9 Cups.

Particular congratulations should go to those Lower School pupils who achieved 1st, 2nd
and 3rd place in a number of classes:

 The Margaret Wegener Cup for Woodwind Solo -  12 and under, was won by Elena Bateman.

 The Oswestry and District Arts Association Perpetual Cup for Beginners Solo 12 and under was won by Elizabeth Walsh for her guitar playing.

 The Edith May Jones Cup, for Piano Solo - 12 and under, was won for the second year by Oliver Smith in Year 7, with Sam Oldham in 3rd place. Oliver then went on to compete and achieve 2nd place in the Piano Solo 15 and under, with Year 7 Elinor Haworth achieving 3rd place.

 The Standish Cup 15 and under was won by Poppy Clarke in Year 8, with Isabel Ward, also in Year 8 achieving 2nd place. Poppy Clarke also came 3rd in the Music Theatre 15 and under, with fellow Year 8 pupil, Eleanor Shields finishing in 2nd place and Sophie Bambridge achieving 4th.

Isabel Ward was 1st in the Oratorio 15 and under category and a number of 2nd places were achieved by:

 In the String Solo - 12 and under, Elizabeth Walsh, in Year 7 and for the 2nd year.
 In the Vocal Solo - 12 and under by Year 7 pupil, Kate Spurdens.
 Music Theatre - 12 and under, by Year 6 pupil, Caitlin Bradley
 Piano solo - 9 and under, by Year 5 pupil, Samuel Dewhirst.

In the Senior School, there was also considerable individual success.

 The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Cup, for String - Solo 15 and under, was won by Richard Walsh in Year 9. 
 The Gill Bowler Trophy, for String Solo - 18 and under, was won by John Paul, on the cello, with John also winning 2nd place at the String Solo 21 and under.
 The John David Jones Trophy, for Piano - Solo 18 and under, was won by George Fradley, with Mondhana Luanghvisut achieving 2nd place.
 The Harry and Maysie Evans Memorial Cup for Piano Solo 21 and Under was also won by George Fradley, who also achieved a third 1st place in the Piano Sight-reading class.

In the Woodwind Solo - 15 and under, Year 9 pupils, Harry Fradley achieved 2nd place and Beatrice Roberts 3rd place. Year 10 pupil, Lily Wilson won second place in the Oratorio 15 and under. Upper Sixth Form students, Luca Kuhn, achieved 2nd place in the Vocal Solo 18 and under, and Victoria Tadros achieved 3rd place in the Opera 21 and under class.

The Scholars Ensemble retained the Churchtown Trophy for their performance in the Instrumental Ensemble class, 18 and under, whilst the Saxophone Group achieved 2nd place.

The Senior School Chapel Choirs performance was a winning one in the Youth Choir 21 and under class. Commenting on the Choirs success, Roger Paul said, After much rehearsing together, the choir members hard work resulted in a performance which impressed the audience with their communication and enthusiasm in their singing.

A trio of Music Scholars, Upper Sixth students, Mondhana Luanghvisut and Nia Squirrell, alongside Year 7 pupil, Elizabeth Walsh in Lower School, also impressed the judges and won 1st place in the Chamber Music Ensemble 18  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.

11th March 2012  Back to News