Provincial competitors named at Cariboo Festival Honours Concert

Provincial competitors named at Cariboo Festival Honours Concert

The Cariboo Festival Honours Concert was a delightful evening of entertainment Saturday

The Cariboo Festival Honours Concert was a delightful evening of entertainment featuring a variety of performances in piano, speech arts, musical theatre, classical voice, violin, fiddle and choir.

The concert produced lots of applause for all performers, some great laughs for some musical theatre and speech arts presentations and a rare standing ovation for one young competitor who will be joining the group selected by the adjudicators to attend the Performing Arts BC provincial festival in Kamloops May 28 to June 1.

Morgan Fraser amazed the audience with his rendition of ‘O Sole Mio sung in Italian with the flare and delivery one might expect from any of the great male Italian opera singers. Fraser will compete in the classical voice section of the provincial festival.

Paul Noble, who will compete in the Intermediate Musical Theatre category at provincials and Keziah Froese, who will attend the provincial festival as an observer in Intermediate Classical Voice and Intermediate Musical Theatre, delivered a delightful rendition of the song Sue Me from the musical Guys and Dolls.

Meaghan Amos, who sang Quiet by Minchin, will attend the provincial festival as the Junior Classical Voice Competitor.

Kiera Dyer, who recited her poem On the Tree Tops was selected to attend the provincial festival as a Speech Arts Observer.

Destiny Watson, who sang Far from the Home I Love by Bock will attend the provincial festival as the Junior B Musical Theatre competitor.

Eloise Hobi, who did not perform Saturday, was chosen to attend the provincial festival as the Junior B Musical Theatre Observer/Alternate

The delegates chosen to attend the provincial festival in June were announced at the end of the Honours Concert held Saturday evening at the Cariboo Bethel Church and opened with Quintet Plus leading the audience in the singing of O’ Canada and their winning festival entry Sing. The Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers were the only other large group to perform, giving the audience a hint of what is to come later this week when they stage their musical The Life of a Fiddle at the Gibraltar Room.

In between performances some of the perpetual awards and bursaries were presented to performers.

Others awards were presented during the competition portion of the Cariboo Festival which took place in various venues around Williams Lake between April 20 and 28.

Piano

Lions First Year of Study: Scarlett Johnston

Woodland Jewellers Junior Piano: Austin McAlister

H.J. Martin: Nattanan Kiatsirikulthorn

Gail Carson Romantic Competition: Not Awarded in 2017

Sommer Ivory Keys: Thomas Kaiser

Senior Piano Competition: Not Awarded in 2017

Junior Baroque: Ethan Prest

Intermediate Baroque: Lauryn Marklinger

Junior Classical: Austin McAlister

Intermediate Classical: Lauryn Marklinger

Junior Romantic: Micaiah Taylor

Junior Contemporary: Adrien Zimmerman

Intermediate Contemporary: Nattanan Kiatsirikulthorn

Junior Canadian: Emma Paterson

Intermediate Canadian: Samantha Martin

Junior Solo: Sarah Taylor

Intermediate Solo: Isaac Lauren

Ensemble Award: Lucia Johnston and Ellie Imerzeel

Family Ensemble: Bethany and Chloe Nairn

Student/Teacher Ensemble: Ella Thiessen and Keziah Froese

Junior Contemporary Idioms:Thomas Kaiser

Intermediate Contemporary Idioms: Lauryn Marklinger

Junior Supplementary: James Sterne

Vocal/Choral

Primary Concert Class Award: Not Awarded in 2017

Junior A Scholarship: Eloise Hobi

Junior B Scholarship: Meaghan Amos

Intermediate Scholarship: Morgan Fraser

Senior Scholarship: Not awarded in 2017

Primary Musical Theatre Award: Not Awarded in 2017

Musical Theatre/Production Junior A Scholarship: Eloise Hobi

Musical Theatre/Production Junior B Scholarship: Destiny Watson

Musical Theatre/Production Intermediate Scholarship: Paul Noble

Kiwanis High Point School Choir: Maranatha Gr K-1

Kiwanis High Point Choir: Quintet Plus

Kiwanis Choral Directorship: Elise Neufeld

Acorn Encouragement: Madelyn Feist, Cassius Ford

Alexandra Babbel Honourable Mention: Jordyn D’Appolonia, Hannah Cheek, Julia Ziegler, Maryclaire Snowball

Summer Intensive Training Program by Opera Kelowna Society: Keziah Froese

Band &Instrumental

Rotary Best Band: Lake City Secondary School Grade 11/12 Concert Band

McDonald Challenge: Mackenzie Magnowski

Instrumental Bursary: Jaxen Voth

Guitar Seller Bursaries: Katie Isaac, Paul Noble

Tuba John Encouragement Awards: Lucia Johnston, Olivia Rowse, Kate Neufeld, Amelia Burrell

Old Time Fiddlers Ensemble Bursary: Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society

Bill Downey Award: Scarlett Johnston

Orchestra North Scholarships: Bethany Nairn

E.G. Woodland Bursary: Amy Hanson

Speech Arts

Adjudicator’s Choice Most Promising Student: Allison McKinnon

Best Overall in Speech Arts: Kiera Dyer

Creativity Award: Joshua Noble

Best Overall Secondary Drama: Not awarded in 2017

Best Overall Elementary Drama: Big Lake Elementary School

Best Overall in Elementary Choral Speech: Maranatha Grade K-1

Best Overall in Public Speaking: Not Awarded in 2017

 

Provincial competitors named at Cariboo Festival Honours Concert