Musicians of note to showcase their talent

TALENTED young musicians and singers who triumphed in their categories in an annual music festival will show off their abilities at a concert next week.

The 22nd Wellingborough Rotary Music Festival began last Wednesday and drew to a close on Thursday. Now several young musicians who won their categories in the festival will perform at the Wellingborough Rotary Music Festival Concert, a grand showcase concert held annually to show off participants’ talent.

It will take place on Wednesday at The Castle theatre in Wellingborough.

At the concert the overall festival winners will also be presented with their prizes. Each year two young people are named Young Musician of the Year – one for instrumental and one for vocal.

This year flute player Simon Williams was named Young Musician of the Year in the instrumental category and Rory Bowe was given the prize in the vocal category.

Flute player Laura Morgan was named Junior Young Musician of the Year, and Jade Segler and Jasmine Chevolleau, who both play the violin, were named Intermediate Young Musician of the Year in two categories.

More than 600 young people took part in the festival, which is run by Wellingborough Rotary Club and is open to young people aged six to 18-years-old.

Rotarian John Higgs said the end of the festival had been good and the festival concert would be an enjoyable night. He said: “We had a fantastic last night, we had all the big bands, the jazz bands and concert orchestras. It was a superb evening, there were quite a number of people there.”

Mr Higgs said a number of the bands and a selection of the winners in other categories would perform at the festival concert.

Tickets for the concert are £5, £2 for under 18s, and are available from The Castle box office on 01933 270007 or at