Young Farmers choir festival

Pictured are members of Newtownards, Ballywalter and Donaghadee YFC who took second place and Best Accompaniment YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE
Pictured are members of Newtownards, Ballywalter and Donaghadee YFC who took second place and Best Accompaniment YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE

Members of the YFCU recently showcased a range of musical pieces at the association’s annual choir festival that took place at CAFRE Loughry Campus.

Fifteen choirs took part in the festival and the large audience had the opportunity to enjoy some fine singing with a wide range of song choices.

Pictured are members of Rathfriland YFC who won Best Newcomer at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE with YFCU's president, Roberta Simmons.

Pictured are members of Rathfriland YFC who won Best Newcomer at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE with YFCU's president, Roberta Simmons.

Adjudicators on the night were Dr Phillip Hammond and Helen Aiken and compere was YFCU deputy president, James Speers who introduced the choirs. At the end of the evening the adjudicators gave the participating choirs the benefit of their expertise by relating some constructive and encouraging advice on each of their performances.

YFCU president, Roberta Simmons said: “The choir festival is a very popular evening in the YFCU events calendar. All the choirs who took part have worked very hard on their performances and the evening was very enjoyable. It certainly got everyone in the festive spirit.”

The YFCU would like to thank CAFRE for the use of the facilities and YFCU deputy president Roberta Simmons for leading the evening. Special thanks must also go to the adjudicators for giving up their time and expertise to adjudicate the event.

The results were as follows:

Pictured are members of Gleno Valley and Straid YFC who took first place at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE

Pictured are members of Gleno Valley and Straid YFC who took first place at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE

1st prize – Gleno Valley and Straid YFC

2nd prize – New Ballydee (Newtownards, Ballywalter and Donaghadee YFC)

3rd prize – Spa YFC

Best solo – Lauren Nannery, Spa YFC

Pictured is YFCU president, Roberta Simmons and YFCU deputy president, James Speers with adjudicators Dr Phillip Hammond and Helen Aiken.

Pictured is YFCU president, Roberta Simmons and YFCU deputy president, James Speers with adjudicators Dr Phillip Hammond and Helen Aiken.

Best choral piece – Amazing Loch Lomond Grace, Spa YFC

Best Accompaniment – Drums, New Ballydee (Newtownards, Ballywalter and Donaghadee YFC)