Magic Moments for Youth Choir

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“We loved your singing” These young singers from the Julie Young Dance School won one of our more unusual trophies – the 100 year old Perthshire Choral Union Challenge Baton. A century late – it has all the magic of one of Harry Potter’s wands for these young musicians and their teacher! Recordings from our Festival will continue to appear … Read More

Day 12 – Vocal classes & Final Night

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Saturday 19th March 2022 Morning Session – 9.30am: Vocal Solos, Scots Songs, Disney Songs, Boy Treble and Changing Voices. The Festival’s final day started with the highly popular vocal solo classes for boys and girls – including Scots Songs, Disney Songs and Songs from the Shows. Among the trophies to be decided on this morning were – the Dalavich Cup … Read More

Day 11 – More Strings

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Friday 18th March 2022 Morning Session – 9.30am: Piano, guitar and harp On then final morning of Perform in Perth, adjudicator Mr Jonathan Rea BEM offers encouraging advice to these classes of young pianists. Towards the end of this session guitar and harp classes bring some of the Festival most assured performances. Afternoon Session 1.30pm: Music is Fun; and pianoforte … Read More

Day 11 – Wind Instruments

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Friday 18th March 2022 As the Festival approaches its climax – a series of Wind Classes held in St Leonard’s-in-the-Field’s Church attracted great praise from our adjudicator, Karen Anderson. Entries were less than in previous years – but the highest standards remain. Morning Session (Church) – 9.30am: Wind Classes Afternoon Session (Church) – 2pm: Music is Fun and Pianoforte Classes … Read More

Day 10 – The Voice – and more!

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Thursday 17th March 2022 Afternoon Session – 2pm: Popular Song, Vocal Solos – from the Shows, Light Opera, Oratorio…. Opening with the Festival’s first class for Popular Song, this session was closely contested. Later in the afternoon, classes for Instrumental Ensemble saw Kilgraston’s String Ensemble win the Festival’s George Reid Chamber Music Trophy. The session final class was for Youth … Read More

Day 10 – Choirs and Singing

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In a competition for Perth City Primary Schools – Craigclowan Junior Choir, conducted by Sue Clark, were the winners in the Infants P1-P3 class. These victorious young musicians sang Grandfather Clock and Noah and the Unicorns, and they were awarded the Coates Shield. The Millennium Trophy was awarded to the Craigclowan Concert Choir, directed by Sue Clark. Their choice of … Read More

Day 9 – Brass players take their turn at the Festival

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Wednesday 16th March 2022 Morning Session – 9.55am: Afternoon Session – 2pm: Transitional – Intermediate Classes Evening Session – 6.30pm: Advanced and Open Classes Adjudicator, Mr Kenneth Blackwood, described this session as “the cherry on the cake at the end of a wonderful day of music making”. There were places to be won in the Festival’s prestigious final night’s Larg … Read More

Day 8 – Advanced and Open String

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Tuesday 15th March 2022 Perform in Perth welcomed some familiar faces and some new ones to their Advanced and Open Classes on Tuesday 15th March. Adjudicated by Mr Mark Duncan, the players were in competition against each other as well as for places in the Festival’s Larg and Premiere Trophy Competitions on the Festival final evening – 7pm, Saturday 19th … Read More

Day 7 – Early Strings

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Monday 14th March 2022 Afternoon Session – 2pm: Initial and Beginners – Violin and Viola This was the only session for individual players today – in the evening the Festival moved to Perth Concert Hall for the evening session with Bands, Ensembles and Orchestras. …not all Classes had completed sets of photo/recording permissions.