The final of the Catherine Lambert Junior Recital Prize was held in the Wathen Hall of St Paul’s Boys’ School. The panel of judges was Judy Hildesley, Jean Hornbuckle and Stephen Miles.
The winner of the first prize of £300 was Mary Galloway from St Paul’s Girls’ School. Her theme was ‘ The Nature of Love’ The runner -up, winning £200 was Charlotte Louise McKechnie from the Royal Scottish Junior Academy. She performed on a theme of ‘A Young Woman’s Love and Resilience’. The third prize of £100 was won by Maria Gavriliouk, also from St Paul’s Girls’ School, whose theme was ‘How can I keep from Singing’. There were ten competitors in the final and all gave a good account of themselves. Thanks are due to Karenne Mills, the Music Administrator of St Paul’s School, our own co-ordinator, Carolyn Richards, our judges and our sponsors Catherine Lambert and Coral Gould. Heidi Pegler led the girls of St Paul’s Senior Vocal Ensemble, as they entertained the audience while the judges deliberated. They will repeat their programme next year on March 22nd for the Association’s AGM and Annual Dinner.