Despite the snowy conditions last week, over twenty pupils from St Joseph’s School, Launceston, were able to participate in the renown annual Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech. This highly regarded Cornish festival runs for five days and includes competition classes for speech, brass, choral, instrumental and vocal.
Due to the serve weather conditions the Junior School Choir were unfortunately unable to perform this year and defend the title they won so impressively in 2017, however many pupils managed to get to Wadebridge to participate in their individual instrumental and vocal classes. Special mentions must go to Isabelle Thorns (Year 9), Ben Hodgson (Year 6) and Ruby Kirkwood (Year 3) for their outstanding performances: Isabelle and Ben were both awarded the highest mark in the female and male vocal classes while Ruby not only won her class but also took home the Burridge Shield, awarded for the highest mark in Primary and Secondary pupils with under 2 years’ tuition, despite being the youngest pupil to perform.
Many congratulations to all the pupils who were able to take part this year and a huge thank you to all the music teachers involved in preparing St Joseph’s pupils and to the parents who came along to support.
For those who were unable to perform at the Festival, St Joseph’s will be holding a ‘Wadebridge Concert’ in school as we appreciate that the pupils had put a lot of hard work and practice into their performances. We are very much looking forward to seeing the choir and many individuals perform next week.
Wadebridge Prize Winners:
|Year 3||Ruby Kirkwood||(Piano)|
|Year 6||Melisa Age||(Vocal)|
|Year 7||Harvey Holmes||(Woodwind)|
|Year 8||Alice Amankwah||(Vocal)|
|Fallon Gillies||(Strings and vocal)|
|Year 9||Darcy Courtney-Bridgey||(Strings)|
|Year 10||Lucy Rowe||(Vocal)|
|Year 11||Hattie Lowe||(Vocal)