Talented young musicians join together for concert

Seated with Society President Beryl Potts are Elicia Palmer, left, and Megan Thompson, with Thomas Christie, standing left, Alexander Sedman and Ailsa McTernan.  (Lin)
Seated with Society President Beryl Potts are Elicia Palmer, left, and Megan Thompson, with Thomas Christie, standing left, Alexander Sedman and Ailsa McTernan. (Lin)
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Five young musicians will be join together to perform in a special concert at St John’s Church in Brigg next month.

Violinists Megan Thompson and Thomas Christie, cellist Elicia Palmer, pianist Alexander Sedman and mezzo-soprano Ailsa McTernan will present a varied programme of classical music at the concert on Friday, October 11, organised by North Lincolnshire Music and Drama Festival Society to honour their president Beryl Potts.

Megan Thompson is working towards her diploma on the instrument and is the leader of a number of ensembles and orchestras.

She is currently undertaking the role of Music and Performing Arts Technician at Caistor Grammar School, before attending university in 2014.

Thomas Christie is the recipient of a number of prizes from local music festivals and is a member of the Eata String Quartet and Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Elicia Palmer has only been studying the cello for three years, but has already won a host of awards including the Cleethorpes Borough Council Trophy for her significant contribution to the high standard of the 2013 Cleethorpes Festival, the first time it has been awarded to someone so young.

Elicia has been chosen to represent the North Lincolnshire Music and Drama Festival at the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Festivals Championships in Barnsley this month.

Alexander Sedman has gained distinction marks in all the piano grades he has taken so far.

Aged just twelve and a very keen musician, he also studies violin, classical guitar and singing.

Ailsa McTernan was recently awarded ‘Most Promising Singer’ in the Junior Category at Cleethorpes Music Festival and performs regularly in concerts throughout the county.

After the concert, audience members are invited to gather in St John’s Church Hall for wine and light refreshments.

Tickets, priced £7.50 including refreshments, are available from 01652 656744 and are also on sale at Caistor Post Office.