Sudbury festival concert finale

Performing arts festival concert at the Ormiston Academy in Sudbury. ANL-140324-125803001

Performing arts festival concert at the Ormiston Academy in Sudbury. ANL-140324-125803001

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The culmination of the Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts took place on Sunday following two months of shows.

The festival, for performers of all ages, included dance, music, speech and drama sections.

Performing arts festival concert at the Ormiston Academy in Sudbury. ANL-140324-125644001
Performing arts festival concert at the Ormiston Academy in Sudbury. ANL-140324-125644001

Now in its 92nd year, the event saw more than 700 entrants take part.

Sunday’s concert featured a selection of the best performances from of each of the three sections – dance, music and speech and drama.

The winners of the Suffolk Free Press Anniversary Cup and the Bernard Johnson Award were also announced.

The Suffolk Free Press Anniversary Cup is awarded to the most promising performer aged 15 or under and this year was awarded to 10-year-old Oliver Raymond.

Performing arts festival concert at the Ormiston Academy in Sudbury. ANL-140324-125739001
Performing arts festival concert at the Ormiston Academy in Sudbury. ANL-140324-125739001

Oliver, from Belchamp Walter and who attends Old Buckenham School in Brettenham, sang Where e’er you walk by Handel.

The Bernard Johnson Award for excellence, given to a senior student who is about to go to performing arts college, was given to Charles Brindley.

Charles, who won for his performances throughout his time with the festival, performed a comedy prose called The Letter, written by Stephen Fry.

Mary Davies, chairman of the festival, said: “The concert went very well – there were lots of lovely performances from across all three of the sections.”

FITTING FINALE: Youngsters took to centre stage again to perform at Sundays concert.
FITTING FINALE: Youngsters took to centre stage again to perform at Sundays concert.
Oliver Raymond, winner of the Suffolk Free Press Anniversary Cup ANL-140325-124343001
Oliver Raymond, winner of the Suffolk Free Press Anniversary Cup ANL-140325-124343001
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