Four very special young soloists provided a wonderful evening of music making on Friday 30th August at Grange Victoria Hall. Rebecca Chandler (mezzo) from Gatebeck, Kendal was this year’s winner of the Reg Griffifths Trophy and £1000. Faye Bowness (soprano) from Whassett nr Milnthorpe won £500 and the Geoffrey Blake Trophy. Isabel Kent (oboe) from Burgh by Sands nr Carlisle and Helena Sarah Townsend (mezzo) from Brampton each won £250 for their own outstanding contributions. The soloists were splendidly supported by their accompanists: David Battersby (Rebecca and Faye), Tim Kennedy (Isabel) and Jonathan Budd (Helena Sarah). The judging panel was Anthony Hewitt (chair), Jo Wood and Ian Jones.