ART CLOSING DATE NOW EXTENDED UNTIL:
8TH MARCH 2014
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Our Latest Festival News Update
Thank you for your interest in our 2014 syllabus.
Here is an update of events and alterations within the Don Valley Festival. The Geoffrey Barlow Award presented to the most outstanding performer in the music section of the 2013 festival, was Matthew Palmer.
Matthew represented our festival at the biennial Yorkshire and Humberside Festival Championships, which took place in September. We were very proud when he was chosen as overall winner of the instrumental section. Featured in the photo below, (left to right) Marylynne Davis, adjudicator; Matthew Palmer; Margaret Venables, chair of the Yorkshire & Humberside region and Steven Roberts, adjudicator.
Thomas Watts was the most outstanding performer in the speech and drama section at our 2013 festival and also represented us at the Championships.
In the forthcoming festival we have returned our music classes to set age groups and open classes instead of school years as in the 2013 syllabus.
In 2014 we are introducing three new choir classes, A Male Voice Choir class for up to 30 voices, A Ladies Barbershop and a Men's Barbershop. The Junior Vocal classes are now in grade format, instead of age and therefore each class is open to both girls and boys. The speech section has also introduced one new class, in remembrance of our fallen heroes from past wars. Class 8 is an open age group class for competitors to recite a war poem of their own choice.