Godolphin School was the venue for the annual Rotary Young Musicians Competition, sponsored by Salisbury Rotary Club, with pupils from The Godolphin, South Wilts Grammar, Bishop Wordsworth and Wyvern St Edmunds.
Five vocalists and twelve instrumentalists performed for thirteen minutes each in front of an audience and the two judges, Kate Edgar and Graham Coatman.
With only the winner of each category going through to the Rotary District Final to be held on Sunday 10 March at Godolphin School, the tension was palpable as the judges debated before delivering their decision:
1st Gianpiero Greatorex Bishop Wordsworths
2nd Olivia Kerr Bishop Wordsworths
3rd Emily Price Godolphin
1st Elara Jacobs Tenor Horn South Wilts Grammar
2nd Emily Price Cello Godolphin
3rd Elly Howell Flute Godolphin
Congratulations to all for some fantastic performances, with Gianpiero and Elara progressing to the District Finals.
The Young Musicians Competition is open to all young people between the ages of 12 and 16 years. They may be individual, or from a group such as schools, or any young people’s organisation. It is for amateur musicians and is not open to full time students of music or the performing arts.
Salisbury Rotary Club is very grateful to Godolphin School for hosting Young Musicians and to William Ings (Director of Music), Rob Taylor, Kathy Chalmers and the backstage team from the Godolphin Music Department.
And, of course to our two judges, Kate Edgar and Graham Coatman, and to all the students who took part, and to Rotarian Alan Corkill for organising the event.
Kate Edgar, Gianpiero Greatorex, Olivia Kerr, Elara Jacobs, Elly Howell, Emily Price, Graham Coatman