‘Outstanding performances at Nailsea Festival of Music

PUBLISHED: 08:10 20 November 2018

Winner of the Music Composition Classes Jonny Adkins with adjudicator Ailsa Howarth and other competitors in the piano classes.      Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Winner of the Music Composition Classes Jonny Adkins with adjudicator Ailsa Howarth and other competitors in the piano classes. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Hundreds of performers showcased their talent at Nailsea Festival of Music (NFOM) on Saturday.

Singing in the choral classes, Bois Goetre-Hen Male voice choir.      Picture: MARK ATHERTONSinging in the choral classes, Bois Goetre-Hen Male voice choir. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

There were 90 classes which gave people the chance to show off their singing skills and musical abilities.

Classes were also held for choirs and speech and drama performances.

More: Festival appeals for funds due to rising costs.

Nailsea Festival of Music at Nailsea School. George Dobson who is selling his book to raise money for the festival.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNailsea Festival of Music at Nailsea School. George Dobson who is selling his book to raise money for the festival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The event was held at Nailsea School and spectators and judges watched 482 performances during the day.

Beverley Kelly, from NFOM, said: “We had entries in 90 classes and 372 different individuals entered in singing, choirs, piano, speech and drama.

“There was one mark of 95 and two others of 90, all of which indicated outstanding performances. There were also 49 performances which gained marks of 87-89 which indicated performances of distinction.”

It costs £6,000 to put on the festival and George Dobson was selling his book, Yet More Observational Odes, to raise money for the event.

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