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Patron: Peter Donohoe CBE

Posted on Tuesday 27 January

The title comes with a generous cheque from a Churchill Music! anonymous donor and, for the first time this year, the opportunity to perform at one of the country’s most prestigious chamber music venues, St. George’s Bristol.

Helen's performance exuded musicality. Not only did she play like a fine musician, she presented herself at the piano like one too. Her programme was beautifully balanced and included works by Marianelli, Chopin and Jennifer Linn.

Churchill Community School’s extremely active partnership with Churchill Music! was again emphasised with this third Churchill Young Musician of the Year Competition held at St John the Baptist Church, Churchill on Monday 26th January. Inspired and sponsored by Churchill Music! the eleven most talented musicians performed in front three exacting judges; Colin Parr, former Principal Clarinet of the CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) Vivienne Price MBE founder of the National Children’s Orchestras and Alice Murray Soprano and currently working in the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music.
The audience were given their chance to vote for the winner of the specially designed Churchill Music! Audience Trophy, which this year was won by year 12 pianist, Jamie Pegge. The Churchill Music Junior trophy was won by year 11 clarinettist, Laura Baker.

The other competitors were James Paton, Elspeth Westaway, Chris Preddy, Nicole Bartlett, Ruth Harrison, Ben Greenwood – Rogers, Stephen Paine and Stacey Bartlett.

The standard of performance was high throughout and all students played or sung impressively. Churchill Community School and Churchill Music! organisers were very impressed. During the interval the audience were entertained by the School’s flute ensemble

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