Mayor of Llantwit Major

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Location: Llantwit Major, Wales, United Kingdom

I live in Llantwit Major with my two Children Jessica aged 11 years and Laura aged 10 years, I am President of the Twining Organstion. Chairman of Planing, Chairman of Youth Forum, Chairman of School Gardens Commitee, Chairman of the Citzens Awards, Chairman of the Stillbirth and Childrens memorial Garden, Vice Chairman of S.M.I.L.E, Trustee of Crossroads in the Vale.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Music in the Vale Young Musicians Gala Concert

On the 11th & 12th of November I attended the Gala Concert, of young Singer & young Instrumentalist of the Year.
This annual event gives singers and instrumentalists form the Vale of Glamorgan and surrounding areas the opportunity to perform with professional accompanists before expert adjudicators and a live audience, their aim is to encourage young talent and the experience they will gain from performing that will help them achieve their ambitions, the night was compered by Margaret Hemmings OBE and Gareth Howe with the Adjudicators Aun Guy, Euros Rhys Evans, Robin Stowell and Martin Ronchetti.

The age groups for the cometitions have been carefully chosen to reflect the differing rates of muturity and voice changes at this period in their lives: Singers - Junior 10-13, Intermediate 14-17, Senior 18-22: Instrumentalists - Junior 10-12, Intermediate 13-15, Senior 16-20
The day starts with a series of auditions for all entrants, and in the event that too many entries are recieved for the day's timetable, entry is granted on a first come first served basis. The adjudicators have the difficult task of selecting four finalists from each category from the wealth of talent perforning throughout each day, Their decisions are based on the total performances-choice of programme, Musician and performance skills.
Concerts take the same format as the auditions when the 12 finalist return in the evenign to perform in the Gala Concert in fornt of an audience of their Familes,invited guests and the general public, the adjudicators will make further assessment of the performances and will select a winer and runner up in each category.
All performances were excepantional, and I was very pleased to see a young man form Llantwit Major get to the finals Ben Tarlton playing the cello. Playing
Glgne form 2nd sdo suite (Bach), Prayer form Jewish Life (block) and Allegro Appasianato (Saint Saens). Ben came runner -up in his category.


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