Young farmers hit all the right notes a choir festival

Pictured are members of Glarryford YFC who won the choir festival and also received best choral piece at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE with YFCU's deputy president, Roberta Simmons.

Pictured are members of Glarryford YFC who won the choir festival and also received best choral piece at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE with YFCU's deputy president, Roberta Simmons.

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

Fourteen 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 Finvoy YFC who took third place at the YFCU's annual choir festival which was held at Loughry campus, CAFRE with YFCU's deputy president, Roberta Simmons.

Pictured are members of Finvoy YFC who took third place at the YFCU's annual choir festival which was held at Loughry campus, CAFRE with YFCU's deputy president, Roberta Simmons.

Adjudicators on the night were Ruth McCartney and Helen Aiken and compere was YFCU deputy president, Roberta Simmons 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 deputy 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.

Pictured are members of Dungiven YFC who won best solo for Alice Purcell's beautiful singing at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE with YFCU's deputy president, Roberta Simmons.

Pictured are members of Dungiven YFC who won best solo for Alice Purcell's beautiful singing at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE with YFCU's deputy president, Roberta Simmons.

“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 to adjudicate the event.

The results were as follows:

1st prize – Glarryford YFC

Pictured is Gillian Wilson, Lylehill YFC who received her prize for best accompaniment from YFCU's deputy president, Roberta Simmons at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE.

Pictured is Gillian Wilson, Lylehill YFC who received her prize for best accompaniment from YFCU's deputy president, Roberta Simmons at the YFCU's annual choir festival held at Loughry campus, CAFRE.

2nd prize – Moycraig YFC

3rd prize – Finvoy YFC

Best solo – Alice Purcell, Dungiven YFC

Best choral piece – Glarryford YFC for Let it Go

Best accompaniment – Gillian Wallace, Lylehill YFC

Best new comer – Moycraig YFC