Festival success for students 

Moreton Hall’s music department celebrated a record number of prize winners at last weekend’s Oswestry Music Festival. The range of age groups and categories was diverse, from junior school age to sixth form; from successes in the musical theatre class through to ensembles, chamber choir, piano solos and duets, vocal solos to drums.

“Moreton Sixth pupils Georgie Lang and Morgan-Darcy Rees-Deacon’s recent triumphs are prime examples of what Moreton is able to produce in a nurturing and encouraging environment,” says Moreton Hall’s director of music Helen Rayner.

Georgina won the 18 and under piano solo while Morgan-Darcy won the 21 and under vocal class and was also crowned Oswestry Music Festival’s senior prize winner.

Morgan-Darcy says, “I could not have done it if it were not for the continuous encouragement and support I’ve received from the Music Department all day every day for the past 9 years – not only concerning music endeavours but all of my other commitments and subjects too.”

Georgina adds, “Hours spent on technical details and perfecting the piece with the help of the music department and my wonderful piano teacher Mrs Platts seem all the more worth it when you can share the music you love and create with other people.”

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