singing groups are 'on song' at Weston Festival!
of Burnham-On-Sea's Siobhan Johnson Singers and Burnham Youth Choir
are celebrating after winning at the Weston Festival.
Youth Choir performed their unique 'Andrew Lloyd Webber' mash-up
medley and fully entertained the audience with 24 edited songs which
were all woven and technically modulated together. They won the
class with a very high mark of distinction of 89.
were up against a much older, larger and fantastically technical
choir, The Kings Choir, from King's of Wessex School who also performed
Murdoch, from King Alfred School in Highbridge and Leah Norton from
Brent Knoll School gained a well-deserved silver medal with their
entertaining, tightly choreographed and pitch-perfect duet of 'Consider
Yourself' from 'Oliver.'
then continued to win a third place in the same class in her second
duet with Rowan Mobsby-Frost. Rowan went on to sing well in her
continued her success in the solo classes, winning a further gold
medal in her musical theatre class as she impressed the adjudicator
with a truly technically demanding song of 'Pulled' from The Adams
Family with spot-on syncopation and a silver medal with her folk
also managed to bring the audience to tears, including several children,
as she sang the most beautiful and emotional 'Own Choice' song.
This was supported by the amazing ambience and acoustics of performing
in a large church.
a teacher that is the first time I have ever witnessed so many people
in tears, especially children, and that is very hard to achieve
as a performer in bringing pure emotion to an audience," said
Thomas performed very well and came in a close second place, winning
a silver medal in a very high standard of class with her performance
of 'Food, Glorious Food' from 'Oliver.' Furthermore, this was Emily's
first appearance at Weston Festival.
Holman also sang her heart out, with her angelic voice, gaining
high marks and receiving great feedback in her first ever Weston
Festival," added Siobhan.
Norton also sang her heart out as usual with her such powerful voice,
in her solo classes, even though she was struggling with a bad cold,
but professionally managed to continue in the most mature way at
such a young age, with an irritating spasm of coughing and spluttering
and most of all the annoying tickle and frog in her throat!"
standard at Weston festival was the highest I have ever seen in
all the many years I have been participating, and I am immensely
proud of all my singers for competing against such high competition
as they represented the Burnham-On-Sea area so well."
would also like to thank the Weston Festival committee for making
us all feel so welcome and all the parents and carers of my pupils
for their fantastic support and encouragement."
of all, I would like to say a big thank you and well done to all
my pupils who have all worked so, so hard individually and as a
group this year in rehearsals, totally excelling themselves with
their most successful year long run at festivals, gaining the most
remarkable marks, feedback and hoard of medals including several
performance marks of '90' and 'Honours'."
Burnham Youth Choir, Emily Thomas, and Hannah Murdoch