Posted: Monday 30 April 2018

Singer hits the high notes in major music event

Charlotte Jennings scooped the runner-up prize in the vocal section of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year Regional Final

A talented High School of Dundee singer has hit the high notes in a major music event.

Charlotte Jennings, F6, scooped the runner-up prize in the vocal section of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year Regional Final at the Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow, a contest that brought together the finest young vocalists from all of Scotland and the North East of England.

Going up against seven other finalists, who had won through from the various district finals, Charlotte took 2nd place with her performances of ‘Se tu m’ami’ by Pergolesi, ‘Sleep’ by Ivor Gurney, and ‘Mister Snow’ from Carousel by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein.

Also taking part in the regional final were Abhisri Chaudhuri, who played piano in the instrumentalist category, and Kirsty McRobbie, who competed in the vocal section.

Director of Music at the High School, Dr Lionel Steuart Fothringham, said, “I am delighted with the success our pupils have had in this year’s Rotary Young Musician Competition.

“Not only did Charlotte achieve runner-up status in the regional vocal contest, but the School was unique in having three pupils in the competition at this stage, with each having achieved wins or runner-up places in local and district competitions to get to the regional final.

“The School can be very proud of this achievement: no other school had more than one candidate in the regional competition. This is testament to the high quality of the staff across the Music Department, who enable these pupils to become the rounded musicians they need to be to achieve this level of skill, as well as the support of the wider school community in encouraging their determination to succeed.”

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