2015 Award Concert – Result

In a thrilling finals concert of the highest standard, held at Grange Victoria Hall, Myrna Tennant (soprano) won the Reg Griffiths Trophy and the winner’s cheque of £1000.

Myrna Tennant, 2015 Award winner with new Award President Anthony Hewitt
Myrna Tennant, 2015 Award winner with new Award President Anthony Hewitt

All four finalists gave memorable performances which gave the  panel, Jolyon Dodgson (chairman), Anthony Hewitt (Award President) and Alexa Wightman the most difficult of decisions.  Jack Horrocks (clarinet), Amy Shaw (mezzo) and Jess Wood (percussion) all took away runners-up cheques of £250.

Amy Shaw, Jack Horrocks and Jess Wood with 2015 winner Myrna Tennant
Amy Shaw, Jack Horrocks and Jess Wood with 2015 winner Myrna Tennant

Thanks to all the judges and competitors and to Taneli Clarke (percussion), 2014 Keldwyth Award winner, who returned to play and to tell of us of his past year’s exploits.   We hope Jess and Jack will be back to compete next year and we wish Amy, who has graced our Award Concerts on many occasions with her lovely singing, well in her future career.

Finalists with Joyon Dodgson, Anthony Hewitt and Alexa Wightman
Finalists with Jolyon Dodgson, Anthony Hewitt and Alexa Wightman

Provisional dates for 2016 Award:                                                                             Preliminary Round at Kendal Town Hall:  Monday July 4th                                              Finals Concert at Grange Victoria Hall: Friday September 2nd