King's win quintet of categories at Alderley Edge Music Festival

22 May 2019 11:01
Published by: Kian French

King's Junior pupils achieved a quintet of top awards in the prestigious Alderley Edge Music Festival.

Three gifted young girls won top individual awards before the Year Six Choir and the Junior Orchestra won in their highly prized and competitive categories.

The Year Six Choir sang a contrasting programme of pieces with the adjudicator praising the King's Choir's control, expressive harmony singing and clear diction.

The 35-piece Junior Orchestra competed in the Large Ensemble class for children in Years Three to Six, playing a variety of instruments from the strings, woodwind, brass and percussion families. King's Infant and Junior Division Musical Director Alison Lea said: "The children were simply stunning, singing and playing intricate melodies and complex rhythms and displaying a wonderful sense of balance and ensemble."

The choir and orchestra's performances were rewarded with cheers from the audience and they were declared the winners of their classes and awarded with a trophy and certificate.

In the individual categories Marianne Knuckey, 11, won the cello class. It was a family affair with her younger sister Corinna, 10 winning for both her classic and musical theatre vocal performances. While veteran Alderley Edge performer Harriet Bright, 8, won the Grade Three piano class, with another enchanting and dexterous solo.

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