The AESS Courtney Kenny Award
Final Result 2018
The final took place on Sunday, March 11th at Sevenoaks School.
The recital room of Sevenoaks School’s new Performing Arts Centre was a fine venue and there was an appreciative audience of supporters and friends. The AESS is grateful to the head teacher and staff for making the Recital Room available for the competition.
The judges were Richard Suart, Jean Hornbuckle and Clive Pollard. Our thanks to them.
It was extremely difficult to choose between all the performances, as the standard was uniformly high. Chairman, Sarah Leonard, remarked that the standard of the spoken element had never been higher.
The prizes were awarded in the following order:
1st Prize of £1,000 Lila Chrisp
2nd Prize of £500 Annabel Kennedy
3rd Prize of £500 Ellen Mawhinney
Accompanists’ Prize of £500 George Needham
The judges particularly enjoyed Lila Chrisp’s communication skills and the seamless nature of her programme in which she was wonderfully supported by George Needham.
Courtney Kenny was present to award the prizes and told everyone how much he had enjoyed the afternoon.
The AESS is grateful to Mr Kenny for his generosity in sponsoring this competition.
The AESS is also grateful to the preliminary round judges: Jean Hornbuckle and Judith Hildesley.
The Co-ordinator is Anthony Dawson