SEVERAL inches of snow didn’t stop talented musicians performing at the annual Mrs Sunderland Music Festival this weekend.
Despite the snowfall overnight and in the morning, some of the musicians managed to get to Huddersfield Town Hall for the recitals and performances yesterday.
The contest, which kicked-off on Friday, brings together some of the region’s finest singers, musicians and performers of all ages.
The music festival takes place at Huddersfield Town Hall and at St Paul’s Hall at Huddersfield University.
Festival vice-chairman David Hirst said: “We had to cancel Sunday morning’s class because of the weather, but some of the performers managed to get here so we held a couple of informal recitals for the audience.
“Accompanist Jonathan Fisher and adjudicator Margaret Smith, of Leeds, were very appreciative of these performances.”
A musical theatre class took place later in the day and Mr Hirst says he hopes the snow will not continue to disrupt the festival.
“It’s one of those things we cannot account for, but we hope it won’t continue throughout the week.”
Winner of the Juniors Singers’ Challenge was Philip Schweidler, of Brockholes.
Winner of the Huddersfield Choral Society Rose Bowl for Young Singers was David Sean Fearn, of Ripponden.
Winner of the Samuel Firth Silver Rose Bowl was Ernesto Correa, an Argentinean who currently lives in Sheffield.
He also won the Operatic Solo Open contest on Saturday evening.