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Musicians hit high note in Chatteris contest




Chatteris Young Music Competition winners. Pictured, from left, are Megan Morrissey, Erin Powley, Julia Edlinger and Bonnie Scott.
Chatteris Young Music Competition winners. Pictured, from left, are Megan Morrissey, Erin Powley, Julia Edlinger and Bonnie Scott.

Talented musicians hit the high note when they took part in Chatteris Rotary Club’s annual Young Musician Competition.

Ten entrants from schools across the town and surrounding area performed in front of friends and family when the event took place at St Peter and St Paul’s Church. The contest was split into two sections – with six instrumentalists and four vocalists performing two pieces each. The instrumentalist winner was Julia Edlinger, 17, from the Cromwell Community College at Chatteris, who played the violin.

Runner-up was Bonnie Scott, 13, from Witchford Village College, who performed on the harp. The vocalist winner was Erin Powley, 12, from Cromwell Community College, and the runner-up was Megan Morrissey, 12, also from Cromwell Community College. All of the winners and runners-up will now go on to the district final of the Rotary Young Musician Competition being held at Gresham School, North Norfolk, on February 28. Judges on the night were Harriet Nooteboom, Eric Knighton and Sheila Bowers. Brian Mullins also stepped in at short notice to accompany some of the musicians, and Rotarian Donald Ashmore gave a vote of thanks. • Pictured, from left, are Megan Morrissey, Erin Powley, Julia Edlinger and Bonnie Scott. Photo: SUPPLIED



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