Friday, March 16, 2012

Put on a Happy Happy Face - in St. John's

I had the pleasure of serving as the Junior Voice Adjudicator at the Kiwanis Music Festival of St. John's in Newfoundland last month where I heard 240 different performances by singers under the age of 14 years old!  As I mentioned in a guest post for Sparks and Wiry Cries, most of the performances were folk songs and in particular, Newfoundland folk songs... so I was pretty maxed out on that genre by the middles of my 10 day stay.  BUT at 9 AM on this particular Sunday morning the "Glitter Girls" showed up at the church I had been ensconced in and put on a happy face!

Here is a portion on the performance I heard that day by 8 year old twins Mary and Ella Antle and Lisa Bourne.  All three girls study with local voice teacher Ronalda Hutton-MacDonald who was also the choreographer!

*Regular Policy for the Music Festival does not allow recording of any performances however, this song was composed by Lisa's grandfather Eugene Castella and the family asked permission to record it.


rowsellpiano said...

Couldn't resist leaving a link to my blog in St John's, with a review of "The Glitter Girls" from "A Celebration of Music". Feel free to check it out!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! What talented little girls they are.

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