‘Compelling’ performance brings a win for Felicity

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A De Aston student has sung her way to success at the Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition.

Felicity Turner from Wragby won the Intermediate Vocal Class with her performance of the Les Miserables classic ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ at the competition in Lincoln run by Rotary District 1270.

“Her performance was absolutely compelling,” said Rasen Rotarian, and former De Aston Head, Tony Neal who attended the event.

Felicity is becoming a well-known performer in the Market Rasen area, having sung with the town’s ResDev Band and as a member of the Broadbent Theatre.

“I was delighted to win and would love every day to be like Sunday, not because I won, but to be able to perform with so many brilliant musicians,” said the 12-year-old.

Also competing at Sunday’s event were three fellow De Aston students.

Adam Muxworthy (Intermediate Instrumental) played his French Horn skilfully and stylishly and Eleanor Perry (Senior Vocal) sang a soulful version of “You’re the one that I want” which had everyone spellbound.

Pianist Hannah Chan played Debussy’s ‘La plus que lente’ with beautiful touch and sensitivity to take the runner-up spot in the Senior Instrumental class, which qualifies her for the Regional Final in York.

“They all did themselves proud,” added Mr Neal.

The previous week, the competition entrants had serenaded the Rotarians at their meeting and the applause was rapturous.