Triple success at the Mid-Somerset Festival
Updated: Apr 17, 2019
Chanteuse Chamber Choir had a very successful trip to the Mid-Somerset Festival in Bath, on 16 March 2019, coming away after winning not one, not two, but three categories. It was the first time that we have taken part in the festival, which has been running continuously since 1902. The standard was high, and the venue was filled with hundreds of choir members supporting each other.
Celebrating their first win, The Phyllis Cambridge Memorial Cup, in the Vocal Ensemble, the ladies followed this by winning the Mallory Challenge Trophy in the Sacred Music category. The greatest accolade of the day was receiving the Ethel Denny Salver, with their third win and a distinction in the Folk Song category.
Musical Director Sue Brereton-Banks said “What a day! Many congratulations to my choir - all the hard work has paid off. Huge thanks to my fabulous accompanist, Leslie Smith”.
It was a fabulous day, so thanks to our friends and family who supported us, the camaraderie from other choirs and for the Mid-Somerset festival for organising an excellent event.