On Thursday 8th November 2018, the Carnegie Singers under the direction of Musical Director and Resident Conductor Stephen Hunter-Brown entered the Workington Music Festival in the Mixed Vocal class, accompanied by Scott Miller.
The choir sang two very contrasting pieces. The first item was a medley of songs by “Irving Berlin, From Rags to Ritz”, arranged by Audrey Snyder and included songs from his famous shows - “Blue Skies” from the film Betsy and the musical White Christmas, and “Putting on the Ritz” from the film Putting on the Ritz and the musical Top Hat. This was then followed by “Lullaby” by Daniel Elder from his piece ‘Three Nocturnes’.
The adjudicator, John Powell, gave the choir very good feedback on the two pieces and awarded the choir a commendation for their performance. The choir took home two prizes: The T.C. Wilkinson Memorial Trophy and the Millie Booth Trophy.
Our thanks go to the organisers of the festival for making the choir so welcome for the four years in which we have been competing.
The Carnegie Singers pictured with the T.C. Wilkinson Memorial Trophy and the Millie Booth Trophy after competing in the Workington Music Festival 2018
Carnegie Singers Musical Director and Resident Conductor Stephen Hunter-Brown and Chairman Norman Brayton with the T.C. Wilkinson Memorial Trophy and the Millie Booth trophy.