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Judith Ley's daily round up of the news and results from the annual Manx Music Festival.

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Judith Ley's daily round up of the news and results from the annual Manx Music Festival.

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - THE FINALS PART TWO

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - THE FINALS PART TWO

    In this final report from the 2022 Manx Music Festival, you can hear the following Cleveland Medal finalists :
    Baritone Neil Taverner singing Silent Noon by Vaughan Williams, accompanied by Patricia Cullen
    Soprano Karen Elliott singing Voi Lo Sapete from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni, accompanied by Madeline Kelly
    Bass Paul Costain singing Aria from Don Giovanni by Mozart, accompanied by Graham Kirkland
    and Paul was selected to receive the Cleveland Medal for 2022.
    Paul is trained by Mrs Eleanor Shimmin.
    This is his third Cleveland (his previous wins were in 2016 and 2018) and he has announced that he will no longer compete in the special solo classes, which are the qualifying route to the Cleveland Medal Test - but he's promised he'll be in other classes in the Guild!

    We then move on to other winning performances from the last days of the Guild:

    In the Songs from the Musicals class for young people aged between 8 and 13, Joshua Mooney was given 90 marks for his performance of 'Electricity' from Billy Elliott
    In the Vocal Ensemble class for young people up to the age of 18, The Platform Vocal Ensemble gained 90 marks for 'A Million Dreams' from The Greatest Showman
    Kewaigue School Choir won the class for choirs from schools with under 150 on the register singing 'Child of Song' and 'Please Miss'
    The Buchan School Choir won the Mixed Choir class for children up to the age of 7, signing 'One Little Voice'
    Manx Voices won two classes - the Female Voice Choir (Adult) class, and the Adult Concert Class.
    and we conclude this final report with two songs from them - 'Praise My Soul' with music by Michael Jaques and 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' with music by Ephrem Feeley. Manx Voices are conducted by Angela Stewart and accompanied by Julie Brew

    • 45 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - THE FINALS PART ONE

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - THE FINALS PART ONE

    Our final report from the 2022 Manx Music Festival - in PART ONE you can hear the children who won their individual solo singing classes, and in so doing earned a place in the Sheffield Plate competition - the Festival's highest award for the most promising young voice.
    They are:
    Penny Lavery - winner of the solo class for age 10 & 11 singing The Jaguar, accompanied by Madeline Kelly
    Zac Colligon - winner of the solo class for age 12 - 14 singing The Wizard, accompanied by Frank Woolley
    Theo Hills - winner of the solo class for age 5 - 9 singing Pirates, accompanied by Wendy McDowell
    Cara Rowles - winner of the solo class for age 8 & 9 singing The Little Spanish Town accompanied by Wendy McDowell
    Breesha Kelsey - winner of the solo class for age 12 & 13 singing Friend of the Ocean, accompanied by Frank Woolley
    Kirsten Loach - winner of the solo class for ages 14 & 15 singing The Water Is Wide, accompanied by Wendy McDowell
    Lyla King - winner of the solo class for ages 6 -7 singing Out In The Garden, accompanied by Wendy McDowell.
    Lyla is this year's winner of the Sheffield Plate. Her teacher is Mrs Olivia Landels and this is the first time Lyla has taken part in the Guild !

    This is followed by three of the six contenders for the Cleveland Medals:
    Mezzo soprano Debbie Gooding singing Art Is Calling For Me by Victor Herbert, accompanied by Frank Woolley
    Soprano Morag Withey singing Laudate Dominim by Mozart, accompanied by Madeline Kelly
    Baritone Matthew Quinn singing Eri tu from Un Ballo in Maschera by Verdi, accompanied by Patricia Cullen
    Select Today at The Guild - The Finals Part Two for the rest of the Cleveland Medal Test and other winning performances from the concluding days of the Manx Music Festival

    The Manx Music Festival is featured on Manx Radio's YouTube channel - watch our series of videos featuring competitors, adjudicators, Guild veterans .... and more....
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    To check results, find details of classes etc go to www.manxmusicfestival.org

    To see photos of class winners, and get up-to-the minute Guild news, follow the Manx Music Festival on social media - https://www.facebook.com/ManxMusicFestival

    • 47 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - EXTRA

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - EXTRA

    When John Owen-Jones was taken ill and couldn't travel to the Island, we were at a loss! But the wonderful Ben Forster stepped in to take his place, at 24 hours notice - not only to sing on Cleveland night, but also to run a musical theatre masterclass the following day! Huge thanks to this star of musical theatre, and listen as he talks on Manx Radio with Christy De Haven about his first impressions of the Island - and our Manx Music Festival.

    • 7 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - 29 APRIL 2022

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - 29 APRIL 2022

    Featured in this edition of TODAY AT THE GUILD are:

    ALEX MAXWELL - Winner - Songs from the Shows

    LIZ DIXON - 2nd in Songs from the Shows and winner of the additional award for the Most Entertaining Performance

    REBEKAH TRAYNOR - Winner of Spoken Word by a Manx Author - Four Seasons by R.J. Fell

    BALLACOTTIER SCHOOL JUNIOR CHOIR - conducted by Katie Lawrence - Winner of Mixed Choirs Years 3 - 6 singing 'Can You Hear Me?' By Bob Chilcott

    AUTUMN RYLES plays Auldyn River - winner of Recorder/Tin Whistle Solo Class up to year 6

    DANIELLE BRIDSON - Winner of the Popular Song (Adult)

    JOHN CASHEN - Winner of Spoken Word - works by T.E. Brown - 'Clifton'

    MANX CONCERT BRASS - Winner of Hymn Tune Class - In Love For Me

    SARAH SHIMMIN - Best soprano in Operatic Solo Class sings from Madame Butterfly

    CHLOE WOOLEY AND JO CALLISTER - Winners of Piano Duet Class - Pirates of the Caribbean Medley

    The Manx Music Festival is featured on Manx Radio's YouTube channel - watch our series of videos featuring competitors, adjudicators, Guild veterans .... and more....

    Copy and paste this link into your browser:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG4nB2TvNY2At0WYeF0jDzg?view_as=subscriber
    Subscribe for free and don't miss new episodes.

    To check results, find details of classes etc go to www.manxmusicfestival.org

    To see photos of class winners, and get up-to-the minute Guild news, follow the Manx Music Festival on social media - https://www.facebook.com/ManxMusicFestival

    • 59 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - 28 APRIL 2022

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - 28 APRIL 2022

    Featured in this edition of TODAY AT THE GUILD are :

    JUAN WRIGHT - Solo Brass Instrumental Class winner - playing 'Shout' on Trombone - accompanied by Naomi Longhurst

    NEIL TAVERNER singing Silent Noon by Vaughan Williams accompanied by Patricia Cullen - part of Neil's performance which earned him 91 marks and a place in the Cleveland Medal Test

    PAUL COSTAIN singing Aria from Mozart's Don Giovanni accompanied by Graham Kirkland - part of Paul's performance which earned him 92 marks and a place in the Cleveland Medal Test

    GABRIEL CAMPBELL - Spoken word Class winner for up to age 11 - "What I think about school"

    BREESHA KELSEY sings Friend of the Ocean - accompanied by Frank Woolley - winner of Girls Vocal Solo Class for age 12 and 13

    KIRSTEN LOACH sings The Water Is Wide - accompanied by Wendy McDowell - winner of Girls Solo Vocal Class for age 14 and 15

    MATTHEW QUINN sings 'By A Fountainside' by Quilter accompanied by Patricia Cullen - part of Matthews's performance which earned him 92 marks and a place in the Cleveland Medal Test

    JEREMY MIRANDA - Public Speaking Class Winner for ages 12 and 13 with 91 marks addressing the question "Is homework a waste of time?"

    SARAH SHIMMIN - winner of the Foreign Language Art Song Class S15 singing 'A Chloris' accompanied by Patricia Cullen

    ELEANOR LYNASS - Winner of Stringed Instrument class for students at Grade 1 or 2, playing 'Car y Phoosee' on the harp -

    FRANK JOUGHIN - Winner of String Instrument Class, for Grade 5 and above - playing 'Raft Race' on Violin

    GRACE TEMPLER - Class winner for Cello for students at Grade 5 and above, playing 'Elegy' by Kenneth Leighton


    The Manx Music Festival is featured on Manx Radio's YouTube channel - watch our series of videos featuring competitors, adjudicators, Guild veterans .... and more....
    Copy and paste this link into your browser:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG4nB2TvNY2At0WYeF0jDzg?view_as=subscriber
    Subscribe for free and don't miss new episodes.

    To check results, find details of classes etc go to www.manxmusicfestival.org

    To see photos of class winners, and get up-to-the minute Guild news, follow the Manx Music Festival on social media - https://www.facebook.com/ManxMusicFestival

    • 1 hr 1 min
    TODAY AT THE GUILD - 27 APRIL 2022

    TODAY AT THE GUILD - 27 APRIL 2022

    FEATURED IN THIS PROGRAMME :

    AMY GRAVESTOCK singing All Falls Down from Chaplin - winner of the Songs from the Musicals for ages 14 - 18 - Class JS11

    EMILY BRIDSON singing Somebody To Love - winner of Popular Song Class JS12 - 14 to 18 years old

    CAELI PLUMBLEY - winner of Girls Solo class JS9 for ages 16 - 18 singing The Birds Lament accompanied by Wendy McDowell

    JACK McLEAN - winner of Piano Solo from Memory Class P19b - Jack plays from the work of DEBUSSY - Arabesque No 1

    CARA ROWLES - winner of the Girls Solo Class for ages 8 and 9 - Accompanied by Wendy McDowell - the test piece is 'A Little Spanish Town'
    Cara will sing for the Sheffield Plate in the final on Saturday night

    MORAG WITHEY singing 'Ain't It a Pretty Night ?' Accompanied by Madeline Kelly
    DEBBIE GOODING singing 'Art is Calling for Me'. Accompanied by Frank Woolley
    KAREN ELLIOTT singing 'It was a Lover and His Lass'. Accompanied by Madeline Kelly
    These singers gained the highest marks in their respective solo voice classes and will sing again in the Cleveland Medal Test

    CORAAGHYN VANNIN- second placed in Vocal Ensemble class accompanied by Julie Brew singing Spell of Safekeeping by Bob Chilcott This ensemble is made up of some members of Manx Voices, conducted for this performance by choir member Jane Corkill

    SHAY MACKIE plays On My Own - winner of solo brass instrumental class for 14 and 15 year olds - accompanied by Naomi Longhurst

    EVIE SKILLICORN - Joint second place in the Folk Song Class for ages 14 - 18 accompanied by Patricia Cullen, singing 'I Know Where I'm Going'

    WENDY CREGEEN-HALL - winner of American Art Song Class S21 singing Homeward Bound accompanied by Patricia Cullen

    YN QUEIG - Bagpipes and drums - winner of Instrumental Small Ensemble Class IG1


    The Manx Music Festival is featured on Manx Radio's YouTube channel - watch our series of videos featuring competitors, adjudicators, Guild veterans .... and more....
    Copy and paste this link into your browser:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG4nB2TvNY2At0WYeF0jDzg?view_as=subscriber
    Subscribe for free and don't miss new episodes.

    To check results, find details of classes etc go to www.manxmusicfestival.org

    To see photos of class winners, and get up-to-the minute Guild news, follow the Manx Music Festival on social media - https://www.facebook.com/ManxMusicFestival

    • 57 min

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