Cantamus Choir hits awards trail

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THREE members of the Cantamus Girls’ Choir won their classes in the David Clover Festival earlier this month.

Ashleigh Roberts won her ‘Songs from the Shows’ (13-16-year-old) category, while Laura Roberts beat fellow member Olivia Caputa to the ‘Intermediate Recital’ (16-to 17-year-old) category at the Sheffield event.

There was also success for Harriet Astbury, who claimed victory in the ‘Lied’ (German song) category and the ‘Oratorio (17 -21-year-old) category.

Choir members Alicia Hill and Emma Ward claimed the runners-up slot in the ‘Anniversary Class’ and the ‘Oratorio’ (13-16 year-old) category respectively.

And there was further success for Laura Roberts, who was named the most promising female singer aged between 15 and 23 years-old, Harriet Astbury, was awarded an honour for the most outstanding performance by anyone aged 21 or under of an aria from an oratorio, or of a sacred song

The Kathleen Walker Memorial Prize was awarded to Ashleigh Roberts for the most outstanding performance of a ‘Song from the Shows’ in the non-recital category.

 

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