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121122 | Extra seats as festival hits all the right notes

From West Briton Thursday November 22 2012

Extra seats as festival hits all the right notes

Thursday, November 22, 2012

West Briton

THE 43rd Camborne Music Festival finished with a call for extra seating as the curtain closed on the most successful event to date on Saturday night.

An appreciative audience at the Centenary Church listened to a spectacular performance by Four Lanes Male Choir conducted by musical director Michael Uren.


With her cup for winning class 202 at Camborne Music festival is brass player Lowenna Hurr, from Angarrack.

With her cup for winning class 202 at Camborne Music festival is brass player Lowenna Hurr, from Angarrack.

Keeping it in the family - the Brass player with the top mark at the festival was Karen Hurr, left, from Angarrack near Hayle, with her daughter Karenza, most promising vocalist.

Keeping it in the family - the Brass player with the top mark at the festival was Karen Hurr, left, from Angarrack near Hayle, with her daughter Karenza, most promising vocalist.

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The most promising young musician and vocalist at this years festival was Karenza Hurr from Angarrack. for Katri. Ref : TRGH20121117G-009_C

Their singing crowned the evening after some wonderful performances by the most promising young artists who had taken part in the brass, recorder, woodwind, string, piano and vocal classes throughout the week.

"We were highly entertained by Aiden Moran and his brother Brendan when they invited the audience to tap their feet while they played some real toe-tapping music on their fiddles," organiser Alvine Holmes said.

She also complimented the vocal championship class when the best male and female vocalists chosen by the adjudicator were asked to compete again.

Christine Cumber was crowned the winner of the category, with her singing described as moving.

She also won the best female singer award, while David Rashleigh was chosen as the best male singer, and Sydney Mitchell received the best single performance of the festival.

There were more than 300 entries in the festival with competitors taking part in over 100 classes including brass, vocal, piano, percussion, woodwind, string and composition with more advanced brass players taking part than last year.

Mrs Holmans said the high standard expected was achieved by having the professional input from adjudicator Fiona Chryssides from Hereford.

Among the entries were barber shops and a choir from Bristol and Devon.

Chairman Kingsley Hitchens gave special thanks to everyone who had sponsored and helped to organise the festival including Camborne Town Council, Camborne Rotary Club and to Quality Solicitors Nalders.

He said: "More people attended the festival than before this week and this could be credited to the soft seats as well as the quality of the performances. The chapel was so crowded on Saturday that extra chairs were needed. We should be proud to have such a wonderful event in Camborne."

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