A number of talented pupils from Moreton Hall excelled at the Oswestry Music Festival, as the musicians beat fierce competition to take home the trophies. There were some outstanding individual performances from the girls in some extremely tough classes. These musically gifted students rose to the challenge and achieved some excellent results; the standard was arguably, very high.
Morgan-Darcy (L6) placed runner up in the 18 years and under French set song class. She also gave an outstanding performance in the 18 years and under own choice vocal solo class, gaining second place. This was a large and extremely competitive class, with Morgan being pipped to the post by an undergraduate student from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Lucy (U6) was placed 2nd in the 18 years and under woodwind solo, and gave an exceptional performance to win the 21 years and under woodwind solo. She now progresses to compete for The Oswestry Town Council Cup.
Commended performances were given by Cindy (L4) in the 15 years and under piano class. Hanna (U6) and Beth (U6) gave committed and convincing performances in an extremely tough and popular 18 years and under Musical Theatre class.
In the highly competitive 15 years and under piano class, Megan (L5) came 3rd and Tatyana (L5) was placed second. Megan also placed runner up in the 15 years and under piano set piece and gave an outstanding performance in the 15 years and under Musical Theatre Class, in which she placed 1st. Following on from this achievement, she will now sing in the Concert at Christchurch, Oswestry, on Sunday 5th March.
Moreton’s musical success doesn’t end there, as two students from Moreton Sixth recently achieved National music acclaim. Jemima (L6) has been successful at gaining a place at in the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and Elizabeth (L6) has, successfully auditioned for the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.
Jemima has also successfully reached the semi-finals of the Gregynog Young Musician - an instrumental competition of international standard. She also recently became lead clarinet in the Junior Royal Northern College of Music Symphony orchestra - a huge achievement.
These fantastic individual successes are testament to the exceptionally high standard of our music department and the hard work and dedication of both students and staff.