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High quality singing in the vocal section of the 2013 North Devon Performing Arts Festival

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: March 07, 2013

By Andrea Foster

  • Panache with judge Maria Jagusz.

  • Poppy Andrews receives her trophy from judge Maria Jagusz.

  • Isabel Murgelas is presented with her award by Maria Jagusz.

  • Nathaniel Bodinetz and Robert Stirzaker with Maria Jagusz.

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THE VOCAL section of the 2013 North Devon Performing Arts Festival drew singers from across the county and provided audiences with a magical mix of musical genres.

More than 250 performances were staged at Kingsley School's theatre in Bideford and were judged by Maria Jagusz, who has sung with leading opera companies at home and abroad.

She ensured that all who took part left with a sense of pride in their achievements as well as advice on how they might improve their vocal techniques.

Singers of all ages and abilities took part, providing many memorable performances.

The quality of teaching and the high standard of singing was reflected in the number of soloists who attained marks in the distinction category.

The only soloist to gain a mark in the outstanding category was Isabel Murgelas for her beautiful and moving rendition of Edward Rubbra's Rune Of Hospitality.

The other outstanding performance came from the Nigel Brooks' choir Panache with their stunning versions of Black Velvet and Send In The Clowns.

Overall awards: Young Singer Trophy for most promising singer 12 yrs and under, Robert Stirzaker; Sheila Bellew Cup for most promising singer 18 and under, Megan Bousted; Festival Cup for overall duet, (jointly) Natalie Stowell and Lucy Hevingham and Nathaniel Bodinetz and Robert Stirzaker; Joy Parke Cup for popular singing, Poppy Andrews; Festival Cup for highest solo mark, Isabel Murgelas. Set Song: 8 and under – Jessica Renny; 12 and under – Sabella Attenburrow; 14 and under – Olivia Migliari; boy treble – Robert Stizarker. Novice Singer: 11 and under – Matteo Migliari -Ogunnuga; 14 and under – Abigail Talbot; 18 and under – Vicky Leung. Own choice: 7 and under – Charlotte Flannery; 9 and under – Alex Bingham; 11 and under – Alex Bingham; 13 and under – Olivia Migliari; 15 and under – Megan Bousted; 18 and under – Tamara Barker Privalova. Unaccompanied folk song: 9 and under – Samuel Clarke; 11 and under – Ella Clifton; 13 and under – Emeline Pearson; 18 and under – Megan Bousted. Verse and voice: 14 and under – Tess Aalto. 20th century art song: 14 and under – Millie Podmore; 18 and under – Isabel Murgelas. Popular music: 12 and under – Sabella Attenburrow; 14 and under – Yazmin Chamberlain; 16 and under – Isabel Murgelas. Secular song: 14 and under – Jed Kerby; 18 and under – Megan Bousted. Show song pre-1970: 10 and under – Matteo Migliari Ogunnuga; 12 and under – Robert Stirzaker; 14 and under – Millie Podmore; 16 and under – Megan Bousted; 18 and under – Poppy Andrews. Show song post-1970: 10 and under – Matteo Migliari Ogunnuga; 12 and under – Nina Srdanovic; 14 and under – Olivia Migliari; 16 and under – Lucy Hevingham; 18 and under – Poppy Andrews. Overall show song: 10 and under – Matteo Migliari Ogunnuga; 12 and under – Nina Srdanovic; 14 and under – Millie Podmore; 16 and under – Lucy Hevingham; 18 and under – Poppy Andrews. Classical duet: 14 and under – Emeline Pearson and Sabella Attenburrow. Duet any style – Nathaniel Bodinetz and Robert Stirzakerl; 14 and under – Maddi Judd and Tess Aalto; 18 and under – Lucy Hevingham and Natalie Stowell. Overall duet: 14 and under – Maddi Judd and Tess Aalto. Bel Canto: 18 and under – Tamara Barker Privalova. Light opera: 18 and under – Poppy Andrews. German Lieder: 18 and under – Tamara Barker Privalova. Sacred song: 14 and under – Yazmin Chamberlain; 18 and under – Tamara Barker Privalova. Community choirs: 14 and under – The Nigel Brooks Singers; 18 and under – Bella Voce; 21 and under – Panache. School choirs: 11 and under – Shebbear College Junior School; 18 and under – Kingsley School Chamber Choir. Anything goes: 14 and under – Yazmin Chamberlain.

Adults: Ladies solo – Emma Summerfield. English art song – Ruth Turner. Duet – Margaret Murray Palmer and Ruth Turner. German Lieder – Auriel Hill. Men's solo – Keith Smith. Popular music – Johnny Freeman. Light opera – Joan Stribling de'Launay. Sacred Song – Keith Smith. Bel Canto – Ruth Turner. Arie Antiche – Daisy Ivan. Opera – Keith Smith. Songs from the shows – Daisy Ivan.

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