West Sussex Guitar Club

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Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon

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Huge number of Guitar Entries for the Chichester Festival

Posted by admin on March 1, 2011

The two weekends of 5th- 13th February saw a huge influx of guitarists and their supporters to Bognor Regis. The guitar section of the 56th Chichester Festival of Music, Dance and Speech was held at The Regis School of Music in Sudley Road, Bognor Regis under the auspices of the West Sussex Guitar Club.

In addition to local guitarists, performers came from far afield to compete. In total there were nearly 200 entries - 121 under 18's and 69 adult entries. Altogether, there were over 53 classes spanning beginners to recital class and covering solo, duet and ensemble playing, together with guitar and voice and guitar with other instruments.

The adjudicators for the event were the highly respected guitarists Mark Ashford (under 18s) and Paul Gregory (adults). Both said that the standard of playing was exceptionally high and this was a tribute not only to the performers, but also to the teachers and the supportive parents and families. The adjudicators were very encouraging to all the entrants and suggested ways in which the performances could be improved.

Junior Classes
ClassDescription1st2nd
650 Novice under 9 Thomas Bailey Sam Boiardini
650a Beginner under 9 Finlay Boardman William Rumsey/Lydia Yallop
651 Novice10-12 Jessica Clarke Georgia Wynn
651a Beginner 10-12 Kitty Scott Tom Phillips
652 Novice over 13 Joe Delaney-Stone  
653 Solo I under 12 Louis Jenkin Molly McKendrick
654 Family Ensemble Emily & Simon Wallace  
655 Solo I age 12-15 Dariya Skerratt Morgane Willer
655a Solo II age 12-15 Emily Spirit Nick Hagan
656 Bach under 12 Charlie Elliott  
657 Bach 13-18 Patrick Sowden  
658 Solo under 18 Victor Smith Keita Jibiki
659 Duet under 12 Rose Duo Alex Davies & Jack Lomax
660 Duet 13 -15 Ollie Troy & Nick Hagan  
661 Duet under 18 Deller & Spirit Duo  
662 Trio/Quartet under 12 The Brighton Duo  
664 Guitar Orchestra Elementary WSMS Guitars  
664a Advanced Ensemble Intermed WSMS Guitars  
665a Acc song under 12 Francesca Clayton Dariya Skerratt
665b Acc song under 18 Peter Hopkins  
666 Junior Recital under 12 Zoe Barnett  
666a Int Recital 12-15 George Robinson Patrick Sowden
667 Adv Recital under 18 Adam Lack Peter Rogers
668 Tech Perf under12 Zoe Barnett C Phillips/C Jolley
668a Tech Perf 12-15 Andrew Creswick Patrick Sowden
668b Tech Perf under 18 Adam Lack  
Senior Classes
ClassDescription1st2nd
670 Adult Novice Nick Spinks  
671 Solo Int I Sue Evans Irina Ileva/Ray Reddick
671a Solo Int II Samuel Stormont Barry Boxall
672 Novice Duet Duo Nuovo  
672a Intermediate Duet Debbie Burford & Diana Green  
673 Advanced Duet The Mirror Image Duo  
674 Guitar + other Inst Quintessential Quintet  
675 Trio/Quartet Gala Trio  
676 Guitar Orchestra Regis Guitars/Sweet Guitars  
677 Solo Open I Terry Woodgate Peter Rogers
677a Solo Open II Tom Emery Nina Rideout
678 Bach Open Tom Emery Sam Brown
679 Recital Open Int Mitch Callow Alex Cox
679a Recital open Adv Sam Brown  
680 Acc Song Tom Jeffers Peter Watkins
681 Flamenco Steve Higgs Ray Reddick
682 Composition Mitch Callow Nina Rideout