MEMBERS of the YFCU recently showcased a range of musical pieces at the association’s annual choir festival that took place at CAFRE Greenmount campus.
Adjudicator on the night was Brian Lynas and compere was YFCU deputy president, Martyn Blair who introduced the choirs. At the end of the evening Mr Lynas gave the participating choirs the benefit of his expertise by relating some constructive and encouraging advice on each of their performances.
The audience had the opportunity to enjoy some fine singing with a wide range of song choices from the 11 participating choirs. YFCU deputy president, Martyn Blair 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.”
The results were as follows:
1st prize – Lylehill YFC
2nd prize – Kilrea YFC
3rd prize – Gleno Valley/Straid YFC
Best solo – Finvoy YFC
Best choral piece – Gleno Valley/Straid YFC
Best accompaniment – Thomas Wilson, Lylehill YFC
Best new comer – Spa YFC
The YFCU would like to thank John Fay, director of the CAFRE, for the use of the facilities and YFCU deputy president Martyn Blair for leading the evening. Special thanks must also go to Brian Lynas for giving up his time and expertise to adjudicate the event and for the invaluable advice which he made freely available to the participating choirs and accompanists.