Student Terry Hall struck silver three times at Colne’s Luther Greenwood Memorial Festival as he aims for a career on stage.
Terry (17), of Halifax Road, Nelson, won the junior solo class for ages up to 18 singing Handel’s “Silent Worship”, and the show song class in the same age group with “Any Dream Will Do”.
His performances also earned him the Silverman Shield for the Pendle area competitor with the highest mark.
“It’s been a great experience for me,” said Terry, a BTec performing arts student at Burnley College. “I love singing and acting and I’m hoping to go to drama school.”
Terry also appears with Stage Door Theatre Company at Colne, and is the youngest member of Colne Orpheus Glee Union, the town’s male voice choir.
Successes in the solo singing classes held at The Muni, Colne, inluded Sally Clement from Lothersdale with three class wins, Emily Calleja, from Colne, with two wins, and Kate Overend from Barrowford. Adam Liversidge, a member of Pendle Youth Choir, won his class in his first ever festival.
In the piano classes, Burnley’s Lance Domingo, a pupil of Diane Howarth, of Trawden, gained three firsts and younger brother Aicez gained second.
Pendle Children’s Choir and Pendle Junior Choir were both unopposed winners in their classes, and Nelson Ladies’ Choir beat Carleton Ladies’ Choir in the ladies’ choir classes, but their positions were reversed in the choral cup class.
The speech and drama classes held at St John’s Church were dominated by entrants from outside the Pendle area.
Emily Berry (13) scooped eight firsts in her 10 to13 age group, and her younger sisters Hannah and Grace, all from Blackburn, won two firsts each in their age groups.
Among the notable Pendle entrants were Kate Gormley, from Brierfield, in the up to nine age group, while Gillian Herbert, from Colne, and Christine Leathley, from Barrowford, were winners in the adults classes.
“The adjudicators in all the music and speech classes were impressed by the standard of our competitors, but we had fewer entries all round than last year,” said festival chairman Eric Beardsworth.
“We’d like to see more young people taking part in festivals like ours, because it would help them improve their performance skills.
“There’s nothing for them to be scared of, the adjudicators are always helpful and constructive.”
(Pendle area competitors)
Piano up to 10 years: 2, Aicez Domingo. Up to 12 years: 2 Lance Domingo; 3, Mackenzie Kenyon. Up to 14: 1, Lance Domingo. Up to 16: 1, Lance Domingo; 2, Ben Cowling. Up to 18: 1 (and Festival Trophy), Ben Cowling. Piano recital up to 18 years: 1, Lance Domingo. Nelson Orchestra Trophy for best piano performance: Lance Domingo.
Junior vocal solo up to and including 12 years: 1, Adam Liversidge; 2, Kate Overend. Up to 14: 1, Emily Calleja; 2, Richard Schofield. Up to 16: 1, Sally Clement; 2, Niamh Maroney; 3 (jnt), Emily Calleja/Tara Overend; Up to 18: 1 (and John Whittle Trophy), Terry Hall; 2, Eleanor Tomlinson.
Junior choirs up to age 11: 1, Pendle Children’s Choir. Junior British composer, up to 14 years: 1, Emily Calleja; 2, Kate Overend; 3, Adam Liversidge. Up to 18: 1 (and Folley Candlesticks trophy), Sally Clement; 2, Niamh Maroney; 3 (jnt), Terry Hall/ Tara Overend.
Junior folk song up to 14 years: 1, Emily Calleja; 2, Richard Schofield; 3, Kate Overend. Up to 18: 1 (and Emmott Rosebowl), Sally Clement; 2 (jnt) Niamh Maroney/Tara Overend; 3, Eleanor Tomlinson. Junior songs from the shows/film musicals up to 14: 1, Kate Overend; 2, Emily Calleja; 3, Abigail Fraser. Up to 18: 1 (and Netherghyll Trophy), Terry Hall; 2, Tara Overend; 3, Niamh Maroney.
Silverman Shield for Pendle solo vocal competitor with highest mark: Terry Hall. Senior choirs up to 16 (Riley Challenge Cup): Pendle Youth Choir. Youth choirs up to 18 (Hyde Shield): Pendle Youth Choir. Choir recital up to 18 (Arthur Hartley Trophy): Pendle Youth Choir.
Ladies’ Choirs (Schofield Clegg trophy): 1, Nelson Ladies’ Choir, conductor John Garrett; 2, Carleton Ladies’ Choir, conductor Damien Oxborough.Cup Choral (Luther Greenwood trophy): 1, Carleton Ladies’ Choir; 2, Nelson Ladies’ Choir.
Speech and Drama classes
Group speaking: Sacred Heart Primary School. Dialect poem: 1 and 2, Gillian Herbert. My favourite poem, adults: Christine Leathley. Dramatic extract up to 9 years: Kate Gormley.