News: Sussex Young Musician Final

Posted on 29th May 2019

For the last 4 years Coro Nuovo have created and run the Sussex Young Musician bursary (worth £1,000).  This competition is open to young musicians aged 18-26 with a Sussex connection and who are studying music at a Conservatoire.  Every year the competition is tougher with higher quality applicants and most competitors this year are major prize-winning musicians. All have performed at major venues, Wigmore Hall, Liverpool Cathedral, Royal Festival Hall etc.

The award is open to singers and instrumentalists.  Our first winner was Hannah Corcoran (saxophone) from Hove who was offered a free place at the Manhattan School of Jazz last year; Gideon Brooks (trumpet)  from Bognor Regis toured with the European Youth Orchestra after winning and this year’s title holder Rebecca Leggett (mezzo) from Haywards Heath although still studying at the Royal College in London is in demand all over the UK as a soloist.  At a time when music in mainstream schools is being marginalised it’s even more important to support young musicians and promote music into the next century.  We hope many young people who are currently learning music will be encouraged to keep learning.

The final this year will be held on 6th July at 7.00 pm at St Andrew’s Church, Burgess Hill.  The four finalists will perform for 10 minutes as part of Coro Nuovo’s summer concert “Earth’s Beauty”.  The choir will be conducted by Andrew Rees, international operatic tenor who will also compere the evening.   As usual the decision of the winner rests in the hands of a panel of prestigious judges.   Councillor Anne Eves – Deputy Mayor of Burgess Hill will also be attending.

Coro Nuovo are nothing if not a versatile choir covering all angles to illustrate the beauty of the earth with “Fields of Gold, What a Wonderful World, Lullaby of Birdland” and many others.  As usual there will audience participation!

Do join us and see if you can spot the winner and agree with the judges!  Tickets :   £12.50 (concessions £10), www.coronuovo.org.uk/tickets;  email:tickets@coronuovo.org.uk or 07887 917657

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