Provincial festival rewarding

Singing teacher Angela Sommer says she is thrilled with how everyone from Cariboo Festival 2016 did this year at the provincial festival.

Singing teacher Angela Sommer says she is thrilled with how everyone from Cariboo Festival 2016 did this year at the provincial festival.

Two of the Williams Lake vocal competitors Nicole Curbello and Keziah Froese came home with honourable mentions, which is a fourth place standing among a field of 23 or 24 top ranked competitors in each category from all around the province, says Sommer, who accompanied the singers on piano.

She says all of the competitors and observers attending the provincial festival from Williams Lake had wonderful performances in what is a highly competitive provincial festival.

“It was a fantastic week,” Sommer says. “Everyone who competed did really well and the observers had a concert of their own. It is a big venue with lots of people watching. It is absolutely stunning how well the kids did.”

Vocal competitors were Curbello, Froese, and Anna Mitchell.

Paul Noble competed in Speech Arts.

Chance Loos and Natasha Castro were vocal observers and Lauryn Marklinger and Alena Jurek were strings observers.

She says everyone learned a lot at the workshops and they all enjoyed watching all of the different categories of competition which included dance, musical instruments, speech arts as well as vocal competition.

“It was a great week for us,” Sommer said.