Junior FR win First with Distinction at Thornbury Eisteddfod

Junior FR’s hard work under the direction of MD Wendy Howse and help from her dedicated team paid off on Tuesday, 10th March 2015 when they competed in the U14 class, singing a 3-part a cappella arrangement of ‘Who’s the Best’, followed by ‘Edelweiss’ accompanied by Jo Luddington on the piano.  They won their class with an improved score of 87% and were awarded a Distinction. With parental permission gained for the schools the girls attend, they arrived at Turnberries Community Centre in good time for warm up and rehearsals at 11:15am before getting on stage at 1:30pm.  Gasps of delight when the winners were announced, and a good celebration had at their next Friday rehearsal!  The Adjudicator’s comments:

Who’s the best
“What a lovely opening! It had character, style and a very free feeling.  Very well rehearsed and part divisions secure too … … lots of good character shown.”

Edelweiss
“Again, a good secure quality was shown.  Tone was pleasingly strong and it had a real performance to it.    A good ending!  Well sung and very much enjoyed.”
87 marks = Distinction (An excellent performance technically and artistically).

Junior Fascinating Rhythm are excellent representatives of our vocal craft and ‘Senior’ FR are very, very proud of them.