Singer Kate keeps trophy in the family

ON SONG: Silverman Shield winner Kate Overend (back, centre) with Joe Renshaw, Aamina Anwar (right), Emma Coulson (left) and Jessica Coulson.

Teenage singer Kate Overend followed her sister’s footsteps by winning one of the top trophies at our annual music festival at The Muni, Colne.

Kate, aged 15, from Barrowford, carried off the coveted Silverman Shield, originally donated by the late Nelson and Colne MP Sydney Silverman, as the Pendle competitor with highest aggregate marks across all junior vocal classes.

Kate’s sister Tara, 18, won the Silverman trophy last year, competing for a final time as a junior, and is now at Birmingham University.

Kate, a pupil of Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, totalled 344 marks, just one ahead of closest rival Joe Renshaw, from Colne. Both have singing lessons with Pendle Youth Choir conductor David Wilkinson.

“We’re very grateful to David,” said the sisters’ dad, Sean Overend. “He has been a great coach and inspiration for Kate and Tara in the youth choir and as soloists”

Aamina Anwar, from Read, a pupil of Trawden music teacher Diane Howarth, won four of her classes in under-12 and under-14 age groups.

Aicez Domingo (seated) and (from left) Lance Domingo, Maisie Riley, Elliot Morrisroe and William Morrisroe.

In the piano classes, 15-year-old Lance Domingo and his 10-year-old brother Aicez, who are also pupils of Diane Howarth, went home to Burnley with an armful of silverware and cash prizes. Lance attends Blessed Trinity High School, Burnley, and Aicez is a pupil at St John’s Primary School.

Nelson Civic Ladies’ Choir beat Carleton Ladies’ Choir by just one point in the ladies’ choir class to take the Schofield Clegg Trophy, and were unopposed in the Cup Choral to take away the Luther Greenwood Trophy.

The festival continues tomorrow (Saturday Dec 1st) with adult solo vocal classes at St John’s Church, Colne, starting at 9am. Fifteen singers from all over the North are giving almost 90 performances, competing in classes including opera, oratorio, British composers, light opera/musicals, Gilbert & Sullivan, lieder and folk song.


Junior piano classes

Solo – Up to 10 years of age: 1 Aicez Domingo; 2, Elliot Morrisroe. Up to 12: 1, Aicez Domingo. Up to 14: 1, William Morrisroe; 2, Maisie Riley. Festival Trophy: Aicez Domingo.
Solo – Up to 16: 1 Lance Domingo. Up to 18: 1, Lance Domingo. Nelson In Pendle Orchestra Trophy: Lance Domingo.
Recital class: 1, Lance Domingo. Duet class: 1, Aicez and Lance Domingo.

Junior vocal classes

Vocal solo – Up to 10 years of age: 1, Jessica Coulson; Up to 12: 1, Aamina Anwar; 2, Jessica Coulson; 3, Emma Coulson. Up to 16: 1 (jnt) Joe Renshaw, Kate Overend. John Whittle Trophy: Aamina Anwar.

British composers – Up to 14: 1 Aamina Anwar; 2, Emma Coulson. Up to 18: 1, Kate Overend, 2, Joe Renshaw. Folley Candlesticks Trophy: Kate Overend.

Show songs/musicals/film: Up to 14: 1, Aamina Anwar. Up to 18: 1 Joe Renshaw; 2, Kate Overend. Netherghyll Trophy: Joe Renshaw.

Folk song – Up to 14: 1, Aamina Anwar. Up to 18 1 (jnt) Joe Renshaw, Kate Overend. Emmott Rose Bowl trophy: Aamina Anwar.

Silverman Shield for Pendle resident with highest aggregate marks in vocal classes: Kate Overend.

Choir classes

Ladies choirs: 1, Nelson Civic Ladies’ Choir, conductor John Garrett; 2, Carleton Ladies’ Choir, conductor Damien Oxborough.

Cup Choral: 1, Nelson Ladies’ Choir.

LADIES FIRST: Nelson Ladies’ Choir with conductor John Garrett.