Pontefract Music Festival ends on high note

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Organisers say this year’s Pontefract Music Festival has been a ‘great success.’

Around 250 performers showcased their skills at venues across the town during the festival, which started on March 6.

Performers of all ages took to the stage with duets, solos, comedy songs and instrumental performances during the event at The King’s School and Central Methodist Church.

Norman Dale, festival committee chairman, said: “The festival has been a great success this year and it culminated in a wonderful final concert.

“We want to thank all of this year’s competitors, parents and teachers for their support and commitment to this important event.”

Dozens of talented musicians took part in the final concert last Saturday when awarded were presented to category winners.

It was also attended by Coun Sandra Pickin, the Mayor of Wakefield, and Chris Wilton, of solicitors Hartley and Worstenholme, which sponsors the festival.

Mr Dale added: “The final concert was wonderful and we had positive feedback from everyone, we’re now looking forward to 2016’s festival.”

Winners crowned at the final concert included young musician of the festival Sebastian Williman, most outstanding open performance in music Matthew Rhodes and most outstanding under 16 performance in speech and drama, Charlotte Woodhead.

For the full list of winners or more information about the festival log on to www.pontfest.org.uk