Held at Builth Wells High School on Saturday 1st February, Sophie, who represented Brecon Rotary Club on the Area 9 final after winning the club competition in November, will now go forward to the Rotary district final which is being held in Ebbw Vale in March.
Major (Retd) Derek Adams of Brecon Rotary Club said: “The competition as always was a very high standard. Sophie displayed no nerves at all and delighted everyone with her performance.”
Sophie was presented with her winner’s certificate at the event by Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams, AM for Brecon & Radnorshire. The event is open to young people aged 11-17 and aims to give them experience of performing music on a public stage.
Public performance is something that the Christ College Music Scholar is thrives on. At the end of last year, sixth former Sophie, from Aberystwyth, competed in the GwylCerddDant in YstradFflur, Ceredigion. Giving what was described as ‘a very tender and sensitive performance’, Sophie was placed third in the Under 21 competition.
Sophie sang ‘Scrifen-y-Tywod’ by Iwan Williams to the cainc ‘Mynydd Bach’ by Bethan Bryn.Scrifen y Tywod tells the story of the Middle East Conflict and the adjudicator commented on Sophie’s very effective interpretation of the work.
Sophie is taught CerddDant by Bethan Bryn and has competed at National level since she was 8 years old.She is a member of the National Youth Choir of Wales and the National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain.
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