THE Federation of Women’s Institutes of Northern Ireland Music Festival was arranged by the Arts-Sub Committee and was held on Saturday, May 21 in Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Hall.
It was lovely to be back in person after a break of two years due to the covid-19 pandemic and the audience was treated to the usual high standard of recital.
There were not as many entries this year but enough to make an enjoyable music festival with pieces ranging from Sing for pleasure, Choral, folk and sacred. Categories were; Ensemble for up to 12 voices, contralto, alto, solo folk and songs from a show.
After all the participants had performed, the adjudicator Alan Murray gave his considered professional and encouraging critiques. In his closing remarks he congratulated all the entries on achieving a very high standard and encouraged everyone to keep on singing.
The Federation Chairman Margaret Broome presented the trophies, with the best overall going to Richhill W.I.
Templepatrick WI provided morning coffee and delicious scones.
The vote of thanks was given by Marie Darrah and the afternoon finished with the singing of A Countrywoman’s Song.
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