singers strike a chord with Weston Festival judges
members of Burnham-On-Sea's 'Siobhan Johnson Singers' performed
at the Weston Festival and came away with top marks of distinction
with three gold medals, a silver and two bronzes.
against well-seasoned performers from the Weston and Bristol areas,
the Burnham group was up against some tough competition.
Murdoch, 12, right, got the festival off to a great start
by wowing the audience with an outstanding honours performance
of 'Popular' from the musical 'Wicked', winning the gold medal
with an honours and a mark of 90.
was a very high standard and she certainly delivered in setting
the standard from the start," said Siobhan.
Youth Choir then followed, completely entertaining the adjudicator
and entire audience with their delightful and original 'Disney
Mash Up Medley' which won a Silver Medal and a mark of distinction.
continued her success by winning a Bronze Medal with her beautiful
version of David Foster's 'The Prayer.'
Paterson, 8, sang a delightful version of A.A.Milne's 'Changing
Guards at Buckingham Palace', winning a mark of distinction and
then filling the church with her huge voice as she sang 'Climb
Murdoch and Rowan Mobsby-Frost raised the energy with their fast-paced
and tight choreographed duet of 'What is This Feeling' from the
musical 'Wicked', winning a Gold Medal and mark of Distinction.
14, then exercised her strong light operatic vocal folds winning
a Gold medal and mark of distinction, singing David Foster's stunningly
beautiful 'To Believe' followed by 'Truly Scrumptious' from 'Chitty
Chitty Bang Bang.'
Williams, 11, concluded the festival and fought hard by winning
a Bronze medal and the highest mark of distinction as she sang
and acted so professionally 'Hard Knock Life' from the musical
said: "The standard was the highest I have ever seen at a
festival and the class sizes were all on the large size. I am
so immensely proud of all my singers who not only sang but conducted
themselves in a first class manner."
at a festival can be a rather formal and scary affair, however
great experience for pupils, as they can learn so much in many
different ways and the fantastic manner and feedback of the adjudicator,
Bryan Husband, is to be highly applauded. He enhanced their time
and confidence in such a positive way."
"I would like to thank all those involved with the Weston
Festival who gave us all a lovely warm welcome."