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3rd February 2019

Music in the Vale holds Gala evening at Stanwell School

BY: Nathan Spackman

On Sunday January 27 over 100 people attended Stanwell School, Penarth where the winners from the November Competition performed a selection of instrumental and vocal pieces. The audience, including Jane Hutt and several local dignitaries, were treated to an inspirational afternoon of top quality musical
entertainment by these very talented young people. The afternoon was compered by Allan Grayson-Jones
and the official accompanists were Rhiannon Pritchard, Emma Arscott, Rebecca Selley and Sian Wynn Newton

Aspiring vocalists and instrumentalists aged 8 to 24 years should apply to take part in the 2019 Competition which will take place on the 16 and 17 November, by emailing secretary@musicinthevale.org.uk for application details.

The full Gala programme included choirs and as shown below the winner was Cor Heol y March which consisted of 30 young people and conducted by
Miss Eleri Roberts. Plus the following:

Hiraeth String Quartet Haydn – Op 76 no 2, 1st movement
Ensemble
Tabitha Selley
Dayna Townsend
Abigail Askew
Catherine Jenkins

Singing Ensemble Make him Mine from Wicked
Sophie Baker,
Frances Feehan,
Aaliyah Bizingha His Eye is on the Sparrow by Charles Gabriel

Heledd Wynn Newton La Source - Hasselmann
Harp
Intermediate: Group 2

Oliver Tait
Piano Spanish Dance no 5 - Granados
Intermediate Group 1

Jacob Adams Romance: Saint-Saens
French Horn
Junior Instrumentalist

Ellie Gent Can’t help lovin dat man – Jerome Kern
Voice A blackbird Singing – Michael Head
Young Senior Singer

Tomos Boyles études op 33, nos 2 & 3 - Rachmaninov
Piano
Young Senior
Instrumentalist

Cor Heol y March Ffrindiau Bach a Mawr – Meirion Wynn Jones
Distawrwydd – Euros Rhys Evans
Hava Nageela – Folk Song from Israel

Erin Fflur Jardine Fire Dance from Petite Suite – David Watkins.
Harp
Young Junior
Instrumentalist

Nia Menna Compton Fy Llong Fach Arian 1 – Islwyn Flowc Elis
Voice
Junior Singing

Isobel Adams Air and Dance – Gordon Jacob
Viola
Intermediate Group 3

Heledd Wynn Newton Bist Du bei Mir – Bach
Voice
Intermediate Singer Mehefin – Mansel Thomas

Tabitha Selley Polonaise de Concert – David Popper
Cello
Senior Instrumentalist

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