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Youngsters’ music talents go on show
10:00pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
THE Swindon Music festival continued with yesterday with a huge range of high quality piano performances.
Juniors and adults competed throughout the day, playing to a high standard.
“The level of performance has been excellent,” said festival vice-chairman Sheila Marcer. “The quality at the music festival is always high. “We have a variety of entrants from the novices all the way to the more experienced performers.”
She said one girl who entered was only four years old and the festival is a great opportunity for younger musicians to play in front of an audience and get feedback from a professional judge.
“This is fantastic for all young musicians,” said Sheila. “There are children entering of all ages, some of whom have very little experience of playing in front of a crowd. “The standard they play to is still high.”
Today the vocal competitions start in earnest and there are still tickets available.
“There is something for everyone in the vocal section,” said Sheila “There are choirs, opera and a Gilbert and Sullivan section.
“This is a great opportunity for the people of Swindon to see some high quality music. “Those who don’t come don’t know what they’re missing.”
Tickets are £1 for a day session and £2 for an evening session.
For more information visit the website, which can be found at www.swindonmusicfestival.co.uk.