Following a successful preliminary round which saw singers submit videos to the panel in which they performed a Handel and a Wishart piece, we are happy to present our 6 finalists;
Anna Cooper, Mezzo-soprano
Sam Harris, Tenor
Jamie Woollard, Bass
Ffion Edwards, Soprano
Michael Lafferty, Baritone
Stephanie Hershaw, Soprano
The Final will be in the Lehane-Wishart Studio on Saturday 9th January. It will be recorded and we will release the videos after the event, followed by the adjudication.
The judges are Dr. Jessica Walker, Audrey Hyland, chaired by Saffron van Zwanenberg. The Official Accompanist Richard Shaw will play for all finalists. Their programmes will be 15 minutes, consisting of one Handel aria, one song by Peter Wishart and one own choice piece.
Finalists compete for the following prizes:
ALL ROUND WINNER £ 750
BEST PERFORMANCE OF A WISHART SONG £ 350
BEST PERFORMANCE OF HANDEL £ 350
RUNNER UP BEST WISHART £ 200
RUNNER UP BEST HANDEL £ 200
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