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Young musicians get ready for popular Rotary contest

Lucinda Bourne Swinton-Hunter pictured winning last year's Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition.

Lucinda Bourne Swinton-Hunter pictured winning last year's Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition.

Talented young musicians from Banbury will take centre stage on Saturday when the Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition returns to Sibford School.

The popular event aims to showcase the talents of performers aged between eight and 18.

This year 54 people will take part, with two instrumentalists and two singers possibly being invited to the district final in Reading on May 9.

Gareth Jeremy, Rotarian and organiser of the event, said: “This has been going for 24 years and has certainly grown in stature and quality.

“One of the winners of this competition finished third in the country, so it shows we have some incredibly talented youngsters in the area and it is great to see their confidence grow. We are also grateful for the fantastic support from Banbury Charities. Without their generosity it would be difficult to run this event each year.”

Musicians in the junior section, aged between eight and 11, start the day off at 4pm with the intermediate and senior age groups aged between 12 and 18 starting at 6.30pm.

Last year’s winner Lucinda Bourne Swinton-Hunter is hoping to perform on the night and there will also be an ensemble performance from two choirs.

Tickets cost £6 or £3 for concessions and £12 for a family.

They are available on the door or from One Man Band Music Shop in White Lion Walk on 01295 266788.

 

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