Burnham Youth Choir wow judges at arts festival

The talented Burnham Youth Choir

The talented Burnham Youth Choir

First published in News

A GROUP of talented young singers from Burnham has wowed judges at Weston Junior Arts Festival.

Burnham Youth Choir performed an exciting medley from The Lion King, which bagged them a gold medal.

Singing teacher Siobhan Johnson said: “They all sang with great confidence and filled The Victoria Methodist Church, Weston, with their wonderful harmonies.

“It is great to see a group work together so well, which was mentioned by the adjudicator.”

Rachel Perry, 16, started the solo performances by singing the Eva Cassidy version of 'Over the Rainbow', gaining a well-deserved silver medal and mark of distinction.

Ms Johnson said: “She was personally commended by the adjudicator for her professionalism and beautiful rendition of what is a technically difficult song and she fought off stiff competition in her class.”

Tom Llywarch, 15, sang a moving version of 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' from the Lion King, being awarded a silver medal and mark of distinction.

Ms Johnson added: “Tom filled the church with his beautifully strong baritone voice and competed in a very large class of singers where the standard was exceptionally high, receiving outstanding feedback from the adjudicator.”

Lauren Boase, 11, gained a silver medal and mark of distinction. It was Lauren's first festival as a soloist and she received outstanding feedback.

Rachel Perry impressed with a with Gracie Wickens-Sweet as they sang ‘Truly Scrumptious’ from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang gaining a gold medal and mark of distinction.

Ms Johnson said: “I am, as ever, immensely proud of all my singers as they all sang exceptionally well at the festival. They have all continued with their wonderful success from the Highbridge Festival in March.”

The singers will perform at the Princess Theatre on June 28, 7pm, in a ‘Strictly Come Singing’ Show, an evening of songs from films and musicals.

Tickets are available from the Princess Theatre.

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